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Anatomy and Cell Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #439 (QS) ,
Anatomy and Cell Biology offered by University of Saskatchewan is the study of the structure, function and development of organisms at the molecular, subcellular, cellular, tissue and organ levels


Most graduate students will enter the program on September 1, but admission to begin study on January 1 or May 1 is also possible under certain circumstances. Study for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees entails light course work, with the major emphasis on the development and completion of an original project in biomedical research. A full graduate thesis must be prepared and successfully defended in oral examination. The expected minimum time for completion is two years for the M.Sc. degree and four years for completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Areas of specialization for research training include:

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Advanced Anatomical Imaging

Students in our graduate programs work under the direct supervision of a Faculty Advisor who provides resources and mentorship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basic Human Anatomy 
  • Advanced Cell Biology 
  • Principles of Development 
  • Methods in Cell and Developmental Biology 
  • Cellular Neurobiology 
  • Introductory Neuroanatomy 
  • Imaging and Anatomy 
  • Undergraduate Research Project 
  • Current Topics in Cell Biology 
  • Comparative Vertebrate Histology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Saskatoon

  • 1279 - 1870 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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