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Graduate Education

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The Department presently has over 80 core, emeritus, status-only and cross-appointed graduate faculty members, and is currently also undergoing considerable core faculty expansion and renewal. There are approximately 170 graduate students enrolled in research-intensive programs of advanced scientific investigation at both the M.Sc. and PhD. levels.

Research laboratories are located not only in the core Department situated in the Medical Sciences Building on the downtown St. George campus, but also within a number of nearby university Departments, Faculties, university-affiliated research institutes and teaching hospitals, including the Banting & Best Department of Medical Research, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children, St. Michael’s Hospital, the University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. This strategic positioning also enables a wealth of potential opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with internationally recognized investigators within one of the largest and densest existing concentrations of biomedical research expertise in North America.

Our Programs

In the thesis-based MSc and Ph.D. programs, students are trained to conduct research under the supervision of one or more graduate faculty members.  Students in the course-based Applied Clinical Pharmacology MSc program can engage in research and hands-on training in academic, commercial, health care and government settings. Students may also enroll in one of seven multidisciplinary collaborative specializations which offer students the opportunity to explore an area of interest outside of their primary program.