Most Faculty members in the Graduate Program in Anatomy and Cell Biology are located on the 8th and 9th floors of Botterell Hall, overlooking scenic Lake Ontario. We are proud of our tradition of excellence in both teaching and research. Our faculty members are internationally recognized both as scientists and educators and have successfully competed for prestigious research and teaching awards. Our students, graduate and undergraduate, are very important to us. To reflect this we have graduate prizes which are awarded annually to deserving candidates.Our participation in graduate teaching encompasses many different disciplines:
Our `teaching ` M.Sc. program spans 16-months and consists of five full-year equivalent credits (two full and six half advanced courses) in Anatomical Sciences and Practicum designed to educated students in the art of teaching and designing curricula in the Anatomical Sciences (human gross anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy). For more information on this program, please click this link. Administrative contact: Janet LeSargeThe Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
This a research degree requiring approximately three years of study and supervised research (if subsequent to a Master of Science degree in anatomy or a related discipline) or about 4 years if the student is accepted directly into the Ph.D. program or carries out a `mini-masters`. The number of courses prescribed depends on the student's background in relation to the chosen field of study. The research and thesis will normally take up at least two thirds of the student's full-time study requirements. All doctoral students are required to take a two-part comprehensive examination within the first eighteen months of the program.
Administrative contact: Marilyn McAulay
Direct Admission to PhD: Candidates with outstanding undergraduate academic record may be admitted directly into the PhD program.Mini Master's Defense: A student registered in the M.Sc. program with an excellent academic record and exceptional ability to perform research, may be accelerated into a Ph.D. program upon recommendation of the department and following submission and defense of a 'mini-master's' thesis. This is an abbreviated write-up of the candidate`s research carried out to date as well as a general plan to complete the Ph.D. research. It is recommended that a 'mini-master's' should be considered early in the program for students performing at excellent levels.