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Human Genetics

McGill University

36 months
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19082 CAD/year
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About

The Department of Human Genetics offers a clinical Ph.D. levels in Human Genetics. The Ph.D. in Human Genetics research programs require the completion of a thesis, which is the major focus of the student's effort. 

Overview

The Department of Human Genetics 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. 

The programme

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
3.2 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19082 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9541 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    4782 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2391 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Funding

McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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