Pharmaceutical Sciences encompass all aspects of the delivery, development, administration, and utilization of therapeutic drugs. Our programs provide a stimulating and productive environment for graduate education and research for students with degrees in physical, biological, and social sciences. We offer research-intensive programs of study in a wide range of areas leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.
Our graduate students may also participate in a wide variety of collaborative programs offered at the University of Toronto and/or internships which provide the opportunity to gain experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company or in global health placements around the world.
1. Courses: a minimum of one full course equivalent (1 FCE).
2. Research Ethics Workshop: Attendance and participation in at least one session for Graduate Students.
3. Seminar attendance and participation (see the guidelines here):
a. Graduate Departmental Seminars: students must attend a minimum of eight (8) seminars each academic year for two years. Part-time students may negotiate each year with the Graduate Program Chair for a reduction in the number of required seminars (to a minimum of four (4) per year) based on their professional experience and other factors related to their ongoing work.
b. Attend Student Group Seminars each academic year for two (2) years.
c. Give a 20-30 minute oral presentation in the Student Group Seminars in Year 2 of the program.
4. Graduate Research in Progress Symposium (GRIP):
a. Present one (1) poster at GRIP during their program.
b. Attend every year.
5. The annual Advisory Committee Meeting must be completed on or before August 29 of each academic year.
6. Write a thesis based on original research in an area related to Pharmaceutical Sciences and successfully complete the final Thesis Oral Defense.
Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students.
The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant.
IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain.
All full-time students receive an annual guaranteed minimum stipend. International students in the MSc and PhD programs receive $15,000 + tuition.