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Physiology

NOTE: The Physiology Graduate Program is not accepting applications for admission. Applicants interested in study of anatomy, cell biology and physiology are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology, an interdisciplinary program in the Faculty of Medicine.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Program Overview

The Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at UBC offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Physiology is an experimental science; both programs emphasize research work carried out under the personal supervision of one of the members of the Faculty, culminating in the preparation and presentation of a thesis/dissertation. Please see research interests of individual faculty members.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess a B.Sc. degree in with First class honours in physiology, or an M.Sc. in physiology or a related field, or an M.D., D.M.D. or D.V.M. Transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted by Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations.

Program Requirements

Coursework may be required, as arranged in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies admission requirements, students admitted to the M.Sc. degree normally possess a B.Sc. degree in Physiology or a related field, or an M.D., D.V.D., or D.V.M.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits, including the 12-credit M.Sc. thesis. The total may be increased at the discretion of the student's supervisory committee, if the student's undergraduate background does not include an extensive exposure to physiology or a closely related discipline.

Contact Information

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Fax: 604.822.2316
Email: cell.grad@ubc.ca
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