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    Faculty

    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • PhD in Biosystems Engineering

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years

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    Program options

    • Graduate Specialization in Engineering Education

Program details

Expected duration: 4 years

Tuition and fees: Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The PhD in Biosystems Engineering consists of coursework and a substantial research component. A minimum of 12 credit hours at the 7000 level or higher is required, and students must present, submit and defend a comprehensive thesis that constitutes a distinct contribution to knowledge in the field of study.

The department offers a Graduate Specialization in Engineering Education (GSEE) at the doctoral level. The GSEE requires 12 credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level and a thesis on an engineering education topic.

Research areas

Environment

Environmental impact assessments of agricultural and food production; animal and plant growth environments; management and utilization of agricultural and food processing wastes; land application of manure; odour measurement and control; protection and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; site preparation and selection; and environments in buildings designed for biological processes.

Food Engineering

Infrared processing of food; superheated steam drying; preservation and transport containers for meat; modified atmosphere storage of meat, fruits, and vegetables; fast freezing of fruits; mathematical modelling of food systems; compaction of flour; physical, thermal, and rheological properties of foods; and water activities of foods.

Instrumentation

Computer analysis of images for grading, orientation, and automation; sensors and data acquisition for biological systems.

Post-Harvest Preservation of Grains

Inter-disciplinary research on grain storing and drying systems; computer simulation of stored-grain ecosystems, physical methods of controlling insects and microorganisms; machine vision for automated handling and classification of grain; properties of grains and oilseeds; expert systems for managing stored products.

​​​​​​​Power and Machinery

Harvesting and processing of new crops such as hemp and sea buckthorn; precision farming, equipment for manure handling; guidance systems for agricultural machinery; tillage and seeding.

Soil and Water

Irrigation and drainage engineering; soil-plant-water relations; flow and contaminant transport in porous media.

Structures

Structural aspects of light-frame buildings; bulk solids storage structures (bins and silos); bulk properties of grains and powders; flow of bulk solids; use of wood and other structural materials; expert system-based structural design.

Admission requirements

To qualify for the PhD in Biosystems Engineering program, you must normally have a minimum of an MSc in Biosystems Engineering. In exceptional cases, this requirement may be waived by the department for applicants with a graduate degree in a related area.

Students making exceptional progress while enrolled in the MSc program may request to transfer to the PhD program, upon the consent of the department head and based on a recommendation from the student’s advisory committee and the Biosystems Engineering Graduate Studies Committee.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The biosystems engineering PhD program accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission. Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Uploaded copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

To find an advisor, explore the department of biosystems engineering's faculty and staff page and contact a faculty member whose research interests align with your own. Please note that your proposed advisor must hold a PhD or equivalent and be a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (typically includes academic staff holding a rank of assistant professor or above).

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for City Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Design and Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Interior Design reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Landscape Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Anthropology reviews applications in March/April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open September 1 of year prior to start term.

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

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Dates limites de réception des demandes d'admission

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session date limite*
automne (septembre) 1er mai
hiver (janvier) 1er septembre

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite*
hiver (janvier) 1er juin
automne (septembre) 15e janvier

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Dates limites de réception des demandes d'admission

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session date limite*
automne (septembre) 1er mai
hiver (janvier) 1er septembre

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite*
hiver (janvier) 1er juin
automne (septembre) 15e janvier

Les candidats doivent soumettre leur candidature en ligne avec les pièces justificatives et les frais de candidature avant la date limite indiquée.

Déposer une demande

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Early admission and consideration for scholarships

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a Committee basis. The Committee for German and Slavic Studies reviews applications in February/March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Winter (January) June 1
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Management reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physical Therapy reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open August 1 of the year prior to start term.

Canadian applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) November 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Orthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (June) August 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Program currently undergoing review, applications will not be opening at this time.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) August 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) June 1 (year prior to start term)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Prosthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8
Summer (May) January 8

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Education reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed after the deadline, with decisions issued in March - April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Currently not accepting applications to this program.

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. Applications received by the March 1 deadline for a September start-date will receive first consideration for any available funding. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis for any available funding, please contact the department for further information.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Human Rights reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Law reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing (MN) reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing PhD reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee reviews applications as per the timelines noted below each table.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

Winter applications reviewed in October
Summer applications reviewed in February
Fall applications reviewed in June

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
Winter (January) May 15
Summer (May) September 15

Winter applications reviewed in June
Summer applications reviewed in October
Fall applications reviewed in February

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. This includes having the support of a faculty supervisor before you apply.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Natural Resources Management reviews applications in March - June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. Once this process is complete, decisions are sent to all applicants in March / April. 

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Social Work reviews applications in March / April.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 January 15

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Music reviews Fall term applications in February / March, and Winter term applications in August / September.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines Audition dates
Fall (September) December 1 January 23-28, 2023
Winter (January) June 15 July 2023

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Occupational Therapy reviews applications in May / June.

Master of Occupational Therapy regular program applications open September 15 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) February 1

Master of Occupational Therapy international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Master of Occupational Therapy accelerated program applications open October 1 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Community Health Sciences reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Students selected for in-person interview will be notified in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 15  January 11

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physician Assistant Studies reviews applications in April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 20, 2022 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pharmacology and Therapeutics reviews applications one month after the application deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The next intake is for Fall 2023.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
June 1 (Pathology MSc)

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1


Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Summer (May) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15
Summer (May) October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Indigenous Studies reviews applications in February and June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
(for scholarship consideration)

May 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Department of Biosystems Engineering
Room E2-376 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
75 Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

headbio@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-6033
Fax: 204-275-7512