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Founded in 1969, the Department of Immunology was the first of its kind in Canada. Originally known as the MRC Group for Allergy Research, Dr. Alec Sehon along with various others, provided a strong core of research activity and a lasting legacy. Today the department is known and respected internationally as a centre for diverse immunology research and teaching. Our focus has been on the establishment of a multidisciplinary program in immunology, encompassing basic and clinical biomedical scientists with expertise in a broad range of immunological topics.
From our strong research faculty to our award-winning students, the department of Immunology is a vibrant and diverse place to study. Throughout the year, the department hosts a number of activities designed to provide opportunities for students to develop essential professional skills, such as oral and written scientific communications, grant-writing, mentorship, job searches, and many more. We also host a weekly seminar series which brings in an excellent array of local, national and international speakers to provide students with exposure to a wide range of research topics and foster multi-disciplinary thinking.
State-of-the-art lab facilities
Essential equipment and lab facilities for active research in areas from recombinant DNA methodology, mass spectroscopy, structure and function of adhesion molecules and more.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences offer a two-year program of study leading to a Master of Science in Immunology.
Expected duration: 2 years
Tuition and fees: One-year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must:
- Complete 9 credit hours of IMMU courses at the 7000 level. Must include IMMU 7070 and 7100.
- Submit an acceptable thesis and pass an oral examination
Sample course offerings
- IMMU 7030: Seminars in Immunology
- IMMU 7040: Immunological Methodology
- IMMU 7070: Introductory Immunology
- IMMU 7090: Selected Topics in Immunology
- IMMU 7100: Advanced Immunology
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Immunology (MSc) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
To be considered for admission into the Immunology MSc program, you must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in biological or biomedical science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 over a 4.5 scale in the last two full years of study. Relevant laboratory research experience is preferred, but not required.
The Department of Immunology requires a minimum TOEFL score of 88 (internet based), with a minimum of 20 points from each section of the rest.
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 MSc in Immunology program accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:
- $100 application fee (non-refundable)
- Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
- Statement of Intent
- Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
- Proof of English language proficiency, if required
Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.
Department of Immunology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 471 Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0T5