M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Genetics

University of Toronto

36 months
31320 CAD/year
10550 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular Genetics program of University of Toronto offers research training in a broad range of genetic systems from bacteria and viruses to humans.


During the Molecular Genetics program of University of Toronto students will be implicated in research projects including DNA repair, recombination and segregation, transcription, RNA splicing and catalysis, regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, interactions of host cells with bacteria and viruses, developmental genetics of simple organisms (worms and fruit flies) as well as complex organisms (mice), molecular neurobiology, molecular immunology, cancer biology and virology, structural biology, and human genetics and gene therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Biology: Principles and Practice 
  • Protein Crystallography 
  • Topics in Developmental Biology 
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Student Seminars in Developmental Biology 
  • Foundational Genetic Approaches

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, a BSc or MD degree or equivalent with excellent academic credentials in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and/or biochemistry. Applicants trained in other quantitative sciences (math, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, etc.) are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31320 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    10550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10550 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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