The Department of Human Genetics at the McGill University provides a unified curriculum of study in genetics. Areas of specialization include: biochemical genetics, genetics of development, animal models of human diseases, cancer genetics, molecular pathology, gene therapy, genetic dissection of complex traits, genetics of infectious and inflammatory diseases, non-mendelian genetics, bioinformatics, behavioural genetics, neurogenetics, bioethics, and genomics.
Many of our faculty hold cross-appointments in various departments (including: biochemistry, biology, cardiology, medicine, microbiology, immunology, neurology, pathology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry) within the Faculties of Science and Medicine. This enables numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
The Department conducts research on all sites of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the McGill Life Sciences Complex, the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, the Biomedical Ethics Unit, and the Centre for Genomics and Policy.
- Human Genetics
- Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
- Genetics and Bioethics
- Population Genetics
- Beyond the Human Genome
- Inherited Cancer Syndromes
- Host Responses to Pathogens
- Advances in Human Genetics
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBioinformatics Biochemistry Genetics View 3 other PhDs in Genetics in Canada
- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International20972 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
National5602 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 36 months.
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