Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, M.Sc. | University of Toronto | Toronto, Canada
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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

16 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto leads to the Master of Science.


About this Degree at the University of Toronto

The disciplines of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology involve complementary perspectives on biological systems. Individual and collaborative research within the department covers the range of both disciplines and often involves study and synthesis across multiple levels of organization. Professors’ research interests include anatomy/physiology, behaviour, behaviour genetics, bioinformatics, community/population/ecosystem/landscape/evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, developmental biology, genetics/genomics, microbiology, molecular evolution, plant biology, taxonomy/systematics, and theoretical biology.

Professors who supervise graduate students are located on all three campuses of the University (St. George, Mississauga, Scarborough) as well as the Royal Ontario Museum.

Programme Structure

  • Coursework. Students must successfully complete 0.5 graduate full-course equivalent (FCE) chosen from courses offered by the EEB department or, with the permission of the supervisor(s) and supervisory committee, offered by other U of T departments. Students should consult supervisory faculty about the most appropriate courses.

  • Students must complete a thesis under the direction of the student's supervisor, assisted by an advisory committee, and defended at an oral examination.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


1 alternative credits

0.5 graduate full-course equivalent (FCE)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university, with an average grade equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in the last year of the bachelor's degree and a minimum B average in the previous year.

  • Applicants will not be admitted until they have secured an agreement with a graduate faculty member to sponsor and supervise the student's research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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