Canadian / USA Applicants

A competitive applicant to the Medical Genetics MSc and PhD degree programs must meet the following admissions criteria:

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSc)

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Applicants to MSc studies must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree from UBC including:

  • Minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses; and

A first class standing in upper-level courses in:

  • Genetics and/or genomics

And also in one or more of the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biostatistics (Statistics)
  • Bioinformatics (i.e. MICB 405 equivalent)

Additional criteria: 

  • Relevant laboratory research experience
  • Excellent references with assessment of research expertise and aptitude

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Applicants to PhD studies in Medical Genetics  normally hold a MSc degree in genetics or a related field. In exceptional cases, highranking applicants may be eligible for admittance to PhD studies directly from an honours Bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must have a first class standing in upper-level courses in:

  • Genetics and/or genomics

And also in one or more of the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biostatistics (Statistics)
  • Bioinformatics 

Additional criteria: 

  • Relevant laboratory research experience
  • Excellent references with assessment of research expertise and aptitude

 

MSc & PhD SUPERVISOR COMMITMENT REQUIREMENT

See “Research Supervisors

 

MSc & PhD APPLICATIONS:

Applicants upload the following documents to their online application form by the deadline:

  • Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official post-secondary transcripts (issued by the university, not web  transcripts) and grading key
  • References (3)

 

 Applications that are not completed by the deadline will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.