Prospective graduate students

Enrich your knowledge and career prospects with a MSc or PhD from SFU's Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology department.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall (September-December): March 27th.
  • Spring (January-April): August 31st.
  • Summer (May-August): January 15th. 


Base admission requirements for Master's and Doctoral programs are maintained by Graduate Studies and documented in Graduate General Regulations section 1.3

For more information on specific BPK Degree Program requirements and program details see the MSc or PhD program pages.


To apply for the Master's (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) programs you must submit your application through SFU's graduate application portal maintained by Graduate Studies. Applications are reviewed by the BPK Graduate Programs Committee before they are sent to Graduate Studies which provides further review and will send out an offer letter to you if you are accepted into the program. 

Please indicate on the application which semester you are applying for. If you have missed the deadline for applications, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant ( for further instructions and application possibilities.

Before admission into either of the thesis programs (MSc or PhD), students must have a supervisor. Thus, students are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors and discuss a supervisory arrangement prior to submitting their application.

Note: The major competition for graduate positions occurs in the Fall Semester.

For instructions on the application process see Graduate Studies: Application Process

For more information on optional Graduate Specializations, please view the following links: 

Graduate degree programs

We offer MSC and PhD degrees centered around five research pillars: cardiovascular physiology, chronic diseases, neuromechanics, environmental physiology and neuroscience. Choose an optional subplan to concentrate your studies on Translational and Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Specialization (TRAIN) or Interdisciplinary Oncology Graduate Specialization (IOGS).

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Financial aid

Find out about our financial support with research assistantships, teaching assistantships, Travel and Minor Research Awards and Graduate Research Fellowships.

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BPK research at SFU contributes to advances in cardiovascular physiology, chronic diseases, environmental physiology, neuromechanics and neuroscience.

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Contact us

Connect with faculty members and staff—find us on SFU’s Burnaby campus within the Shrum K Science Centre.

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