*Note: It is required that applicants identify an advisor who has agreed to supervise the applicant's research program. Please refer to the Department of Oral Biology research profiles page for list of potential advisors, and contact information.
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a research-intensive program of graduate training in Oral Biology leading to the degrees of M.Sc. or Ph.D.
The Department of Oral Biology is responsible for teaching all undergraduate and graduate courses in Oral Biology in the Faculty of Dentistry. This responsibility ensures that the members of the department have a wide range of expertise in the basic biological sciences. Admissions to our MSc or PhD Graduate programs depend upon the availability of a potential supervisor.
A complete admissions application consists of the following:
For international students the process usually takes 4-6 months from the date of submission to FGS, while for Canadian applicants the procedure is 2-3 months. The fee structure is different for Canadians ($4200 for year-1) and International applicants ($8249 for year 1). More information about the fee structure can be found at Student Affairs - Registrar's Office. Should the GPA of an international student be greater than 3.5 they may be eligible to receive a scholarship ($4200 for year-1 only). More information is available at Faculty of Graduate Studies - International Student Funding.
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES:
The department has several laboratories, a central instrument room, a tissue-culture facility, cold rooms, dark room, scintillation counter and a walk-in 37°C incubator. Most basic cell and molecular biology laboratory equipment is available in the department. Advanced equipment includes a FLEX Station-3 semi-high throughput plate reader, a surfactometer, a bench-top bioreactor for large-scale growth of mammalian cells, Olympus IX81 fluorescence imaging microscope system with capability for single cell calcium imaging, and equipment for electrophysiological and electrochemical neuroscience experiments.
RESEARCH INTERESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Please check the Faculty of Graduate studies course calendar for current course offerings and program requirements for Oral Biology. Students may also be required to take courses offered by other departments in the University, if these are relevant to their studies.
*If you are interested in applying for any of the Dentistry Graduate programs, please visit the U of M Faculty of Graduate Studies for the required forms and information.
|For more inquiries, please contact:|
|Graduate Programs in Oral Biology
D33 Dental Building
Canada, R3E 0W2