M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Science

University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Master of Science program in Medical Science at University of Toronto is available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research.


About this Degree

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
  • Radiation Oncology

The full-time Medical Science MSc and PhD programs at University of Toronto emphasize hands-on research, rather than coursework. 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research
  • MSC modular courses
  • elective FCE

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


2 alternative credits

2.0 graduate full-course equivalent (FCEs)


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 Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • An appropriate BSc or an MD degree from a recognized university and academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study. Qualified university graduates with a professional health science degree (e.g., MD, BScN) or an undergraduate arts and science degree of appropriate background who wish to pursue graduate studies in basic or clinical biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.

  • 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– (80%) average in the final year of undergraduate study and an A– cumulative average over three of the four total years of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 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.


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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