Potential students are assessed and admitted to the MPM program using the same procedures as for the MSc program. To apply for admission, access the on-line application system, indicating the semester for which you seek entry, together with official copies of all academic transcripts. For further information contact Graduate Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences.
In addition, please enclose an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and any evidence of research and professional accomplishment (reprints, manuscripts, theses, abstracts, reports, etc.). Please give careful attention to indicating your current research interests and your proposed supervisor on the application, and, if needed, provide additional details on a separate sheet.
Applicants should also request a confidential evaluation from three referees who are familiar with and are competent to judge the applicant's academic and research potential.
A faculty supervisor must be identified prior to admission to the MPM program. Any research faculty member of the Department of Biological Sciences at SFU can supervise graduate students in the MPM program. Refer to the faculty list on the SFU biology website for information about faculty and their research interests.
SFU operates on the trimester system; that is, the academic year is divided into three semesters. These commence at the beginning of September (Fall), January (Spring), and May (Summer). New students may begin their programs at the start of any semester.
Suggested deadlines for receipt of completed applications, with required supporting documents, by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee are:
1 June (for Fall Semester)
1 October (for Spring Semester)
1 February (for Summer Semester)
Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum requirement for test scores is TOEFL 570 (230 on the computerized test) TWE 5, TOEFL iBT 100 (internet based test), and I.E.L.T.S. overall band score of 7.0. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission.
A BSc in Biology, or related discipline, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission to the MPM program.
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