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Established in 1984, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in Biology.
Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must register at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.
Members of the Institute are engaged in three main research fields: cell and molecular biology; ecology, behaviour and systematics; and, physiology and biochemistry. Additional information is posted in the departmental website.
The Institute is a participating unit in the collaborative programs in Bioinformatics (at the master’s level), in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology (at the master’s and doctoral levels), in Environmental Sustainability (at the master's level) in Bioinformatics, and in Science, Society and Policy (at the master’s level).
The doctoral program participates in the Combined Program for Degrees in Medicine and Philosophy (MD / PhD). For more information please see the website of the Faculty of Medicine.
Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.
In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
The programs are governed by the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the FGPS website.
- TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
- ADVANCED FIELD ECOLOGY
- ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY
- ADVANCES IN APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY
- ADVANCED NEUROETHOLOGY
- BIOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES
- ADVANCES IN PROTEIN ENGINEERING
- METHODS IN MOLECULAR GENETICS
- BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN PRACTICE
- BIOSTATISTICS I
- MODELLING FOR BIOLOGISTS
- LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR GENETICS
- ADVANCED EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
- ADVANCED EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY
- PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS
- ADVANCES IN AQUATIC SCIENCES
- BIOSTATISTICS II
- ADVANCES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
- EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
- MSc SEMINAR
- SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE
- ADVANCED SEMINAR IN NEUROSCIENCE
- TECHNIQUES IN NEUROSCIENCE
- SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
- SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY III
- ADVANCES IN APPLIED ECOLOGY
- ADVANCED TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT
- ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
- ADVANCES IN PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
- ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY I
- ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY II
- DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY
- ADVANCED INSECT BIOLOGY
- ADVANCED ENDOCRINOLOGY
- ECOLOGY SEMINAR
- EVOLUTIONARY BIOINFORMATICS
- TOPICS IN EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
- ADVANCED MICROSCOPY
- ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECOLOGY
- ADVANCED PLANT BIOLOGY
- ADVANCED ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
- ADVANCED BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY
- B in an honours Bachelors degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology/Physiology and Biochemistry/Ecology, Behaviour and Systematics specialization
- Application Fee:$100.00 ($CDN non-refundable)
- 2 Recommendation letter(s)
- Proof of proficiency in your program's language of instruction, in the case of applicants whose first language is neither English nor French
Language proficiency test scores equivalencies:TOEFL 550 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Paper-based), TOEFL 79-80 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Internet-based)
- A letter of intent outlining your career goals and proposed research area.
- We recommend that you contact potential thesis supervisors early. To register, you need to be accepted by a thesis supervisor.
- International students must show proof of funding in the form of a supervisor stipend and a combination of scholarships and/or in-trust accounts.
- Full/Partial FGPS Scholarship
- Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)