Ph.D. On Campus


McGill University

48 months
16750 CAD/year
2726 CAD/year
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The Institute of Parasitology from McGill University teaches and researches the phenomenon of parasitism in humans, livestock, and other animals, and the control of parasitic diseases.


The interface of parasitism/immunity/nutrition is also examined in the context of the host-parasite interaction in the PhD in Parasitology from McGill University. 

Current research involves:

  • molecular biology;
  • molecular genetics;
  • biochemistry;
  • bioinformatics;
  • pharmacology;
  • control and drug resistance;
  • immunology;
  • epidemiology;
  • biology;
  • neurobiology;
  • drug discovery;
  • the ecology of parasitic organisms, such as helminths and protozoa, viruses, and cancer cells.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology and Infection
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • PhD Comprehensive Exam
  • Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for either the M.Sc. or the Ph.D. thesis research degree should possess a bachelor's degree in the biological or medical sciences with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.2/4.0 (second class–upper division). High grades are expected in courses considered by the academic unit to be preparatory to the graduate program. Previous experience in parasitology is not essential.
  • Prospective students are required to be competent with both written and oral communication in English. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction, or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16750 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    2726 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 CAD per semester during 48 months.


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.

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