Graduate Programs

Taking your education to the next level


If you’re a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, a master’s or a PhD in microbiology or immunology could supply you with the tools you need to become a knowledgeable, experienced research-based scientist. You'll build practical skills in this program by:

  • conducting research
  • competing for national and provincial fellowship funding
  • participating in departmental seminars
  • being part of a lab research team composed of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, other graduate students and undergraduate honours students

A strong background for a promising future

At the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, we offer a MSc program and a PhD program. As part of your degree, you’ll be expected to pursue independent research that will be the foundation for a thesis. Both of these programs offer the flexibility of either full-time or part-time study.

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A journey of discovery

As a graduate student, you’ll not only build a solid core of general microbiology and immunology knowledge, you also have the opportunity to concentrate on your preferred area of study. The department has four areas of specialization, including:

  • bacteriology & microbial pathogens
  • cancer
  • immunology/inflammation
  • virology

Learn more about our exciting research opportunities.