University of Regina

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1528 CAD/credit
336 CAD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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We offer both Master's and Doctoral degrees in the areas of ecology and evolution, cell and molecular biology, as well as organismal physiology and biochemistry. The Biology programme is offered at University of Regina.


Why to study

Graduate programs are thesis-based and include both coursework and research, with an emphasis on the research.  The programs provide students with the necessary theoretical and applied foundations in their respective subdisciplines.

The Department of Biology at the University of Regina houses advanced research facilities and instrumentation including the Environmental Quality Analysis Laboratory (EQAL), an advanced modern microscopy laboratory, a Herbarium, a modern aquatics facility, and a field station in Cypress Hills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Population Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Morphology
  • Plant Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

- A four-year bachelor’s degree for entrance to a master’s program

- International applicants should consult the website regarding acceptable standards for admission, and are encouraged to submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), especially the score for the subject test in the discipline being sought. 

- A completed on-line Application Form

- Transcripts

- Reference Forms

- A Resume and Personal Statement of Interest outlining one’s purpose in applying to graduate studies.

- Fee: A non-refundable fee of $100 (Cdn funds) for ALL domestic and international applicants (subject to change) is to be paid on-line with the on-line application.

- Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1528 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1528 CAD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    336 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 CAD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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University of Regina


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