Application & Admission: Graduate Programs
Application & Admission: Graduate Programs
Application & Admission: Graduate Programs


The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a competitive graduate program with application numbers that go above spots we have available to offer. Before applying to the graduate program in Microbiology and Immunology, please carefully consider the admission requirements. 


Admission Deadlines 

  • Program Start Date: Sept 1   
  • Application Deadlines (International): Feb 1    
  • Application Deadlines (Domestic): Feb 14


  • Program Start Date: Jan 1
  • Application Deadlines (International) opened by supervisor requestJuly 30 
  • Application Deadlines (Domestic) opened by supervisor requestAug 30


  • Program Start Date - May 1
  • Application Deadlines (International): Oct 30
  • Application Deadlines (Domestic): Nov 30


Admission Procedures

Admission to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is dependent on securing a research supervisor and meeting the academic minimum requirements. To find out more about application requirements, visit here.


(If you are an International student, please visit the Graduate Studies website to see the minimum academic requirements by country.) 


  1. Review the application checklist and prepare all required documents and references. 
  2. In order to be accepted into the Graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, you must secure a supervisor that agrees to have you work in their lab. To find a supervisor, please visit our list of Research Faculty. You are encouraged to contact the faculty members you are interested in working with (via email). It is important to review faculty profiles and research prior to emailing to ensure you are interested in their research projects. Please DO NOT mass email all faculty members in the Department. Applicants are not required to have found a supervisor prior to applying; however, admission to a program is based on supervisor availability.
  3. Email our Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Office if you have any questions about the application process. 


Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's (CGS M) Program

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.


If you would like to apply for the CGS M Program, please apply for Department of Microbiology and Immunology MSc Admission by December 31. It is important to submitting your application on time to give the CGS M scholarship committee ample time to review.