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Medical Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #18 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
The Medical Science program of University of Toronto is available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research.


The Medical Science program of University of Toronto emphasizes hands-on research, rather than coursework. Faculty conduct research in the following areas: cardiovascular sciences, bioethics, neuroscience, membrane biology, respiratory medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is the graduate unit of choice for MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health-care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Investigator Program (CIP).

Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto's finest multidisciplinary research. Students conduct research in one of six fields: Bioethics; Biomedical Science; Clinical Science; Health Professions Education; Population Health/Health Services; and Radiation Oncology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Challenges 
  • Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology 
  • Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Topics in Developmental Biology
  • Selected Topics in Drug Development
  • Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: A-
Recommended score: A-

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An appropriate BSc or an MD degree from a recognized university and academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study.
  • Applicants lacking adequate background in biological, natural, or social sciences may be required to take undergraduate or graduate courses considered necessary to provide a proper basis for their research.
  • A- average in the final year of undergraduate study and an A– cumulative average over three of the four total years of study.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31320 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10550 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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