University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Biology at University of Saskatchewan offers programs leading to the M.Sc. degrees in molecular, cellular, organismic, population, ecosystem, and evolutionary biology. The faculty, which includes associate members and adjunct professors from other departments, schools and institutes on campus, has particular strengths in ecology and behaviour.


Program Details

The Department of Biology at University of Saskatchewan offers thesis-based programs that can be completed in two to three years for a M.Sc., based on full-time study. 

Our department has active research programs in a diverse range of sub-disciplines. We have three areas of particular focus and strength:

  • Structure and function
  • Biodiversity and evolution
  • Ecology and the environment

This program encourages collaboration with other colleges in our university such as the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Medicine, or the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. We also have close connections with government institutions located on campus such as the Prairie and Northern Wildlife Centre and the Plant Biotechnology Institute. At the University of Saskatchewan, you will have the opportunity to both access world class research facilities and engage with local communities when conducting your research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cell Biology
  • Advanced Limnology
  • Multivariate Analysis in Ecology
  • Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Neurobiology of Behaviour
  • Advanced Plant Physiology
  • Advanced Reproductive Biology of Seed Plants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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

  • 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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