Graduate Studies in Microbiology and Immunology
Application to the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology (Ph.D., M.Sc., One year project & course-based M.Sc.) is available through
the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The deadline for Fall Admission to our Master of Science program is July 31.
Contact information for the Graduate Program in Microbiology and
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine
University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street, North
London , Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
Applicants for entry into the graduate program must have an Honors Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Microbiology, Immunology or in some other biological sciences program. At least a high B average is required. Holders of MD, DDS, or DVM degrees are also eligible to apply. All applicants must be approved by the Department and by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before being permitted to register.
Before action can be taken on a candidate's application the following information must be supplied:
1) A completed application form.
2) A 1-2 page letter (Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent describing your academic and scientific background, your research interests and motivations to pursue graduate studies in Microbiology and Immunology)
3) Your resume or C.V. to be submitted to:email@example.com
4) Official transcripts of all previous university work.
5) Two letters of recommendation from Faculty members familiar with your scientific activities and/or course work. Please note that letters from persons other than University/College Faculty are not acceptable.
6) In addition, prospective candidates are encouraged to correspond with Faculty members whose work is of interest and to visit the Department for interviews.
Applicants must meet all general requirements for admission as stipulated by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and in addition, they must also have a minimum average of 75 in the last 10 courses.
To be considered for admission, applicants graduated from schools outside of North America must demonstrate the English proficiency and
appropriate background knowledge as follows:
TOEFL score minimum of 550 (or computer based minimum score of 213)
TOEFL Link: <http://www.ets.org/toefl/>
* IELTS, MELAB, or CAEL can be submitted in place of TOEFL:
GRE Subject Test scores with a minimum of 60 percentile in one Subject Test
( one of either " Biology " or " Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology ".
GRE Biology Link: <http://www.gre.org/subdesc.html#biology>
GRE Biochemistry Link:<http://www.gre.org/subdesc.html#biochem>
Applicants are responsible to ensuring that a complete application package is submitted. Incomplete applications will not be assessed by the Graduate Committee. The Graduate Committee will review applications and the Graduate Chair will inform them in writing regarding their admissibility. Final admission depends on identifying a faculty member willing to supervise and financially support the candidate for a minimum of two years and approval by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Such faculty member shall notify in writing the Graduate Chair on her/his disposition to take a student.
Candidates should write, telephone (519)661-2111 ext. 81436 or contact the Graduate Administrator for further information.
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