M.Sc. On Campus


Carleton University

24 months
17317 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biology MSc course from Carleton University is heavily weighted towards research as graduate students work closely with faculty supervisors to produce research that makes a difference in people’s lives. 


You can pursue the Biology MSc course from Carleton University or also specialize in bioinformatics, chemical and environmental toxicology or data science. Faculty in the Department of Biology also have extensive experience and do cutting-edge research in the field of biochemistry.

Graduate students benefit from our membership in the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biology (OCIB) which is joint research-intensive collaboration with the University of Ottawa. The Institute is one of the largest centres in Canada for graduate studies and research in the biological sciences. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

Career Opportunities

Our alumni are pursuing rewarding careers all over the world as, for example, biologists, government and industrial scientists, lab managers and research technicians, business development officers and analysts, scientific planners and analysts, bioinformatics programmers, health professionals, school teachers and university professors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Biotechnology
  • Seminar in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Advances in Applied Biochemistry
  • Methods in Molecular Genetics

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

  • An honours Bachelor of Science degree with a GPA of at least a B+ (overall GPA or GPA of biology courses in the last two years). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17317 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17317 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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