Molecular and Cellular Biology, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular and Cellular Biology

24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Molecular and Cellular Biology program of University of Guelph offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies in molecular and cellular biology leading to the MSc and PhD degrees.


Key facts

The Molecular and Cellular Biology program of University of Guelph is engaged in the pursuit of fundamental and applied research questions involving diverse biological systems (plants, humans and other animals, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes). In general, they follow lines of scientific enquiry at the level of molecules to cells.

We offer a Master’s and a Doctoral program. MSc students complete coursework and prepare and defend a research-based thesis (approximately six semesters). The PhD program requires the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the completion and defense of a research-based thesis (typically 4+ years of full-time study). Students may also add a collaborative specialization of toxicology or neuroscience.

Research fields

  • Biochemistry 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Plant Biology

Are you interested in:

  • Molecular basis of disease
  • Molecular biology and gene expression
  • Cell signalling and trafficking
  • Host-pathogen/commensal interactions
  • Plant metabolism and biotechnology
  • Protein structure and function

Career opportunities

  • Molecular Bioscience Research
  • Medicine/Pharmacy
  • Public Health/Nursing
  • Biotechnology
  • Science Outreach and Teaching
  • Food Safety and Regulation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Developmental and Cellular Biology
  • Protein Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Research Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genomic Methods for Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants require an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or a Master’s degree in a field within the molecular life sciences.
  • Applicants must obtain the support of a faculty member willing to serve as thesis advisor before applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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