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  2. PhD Programs
  3. Research Areas
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Carleton’s Master of Science (MSc) and PhD programs in Biology offer students a chance to engage in hands-on research. Students work closely with internationally recognized scientists in an academically enriching and collegial environment.  Faculty members conduct cutting-edge research at all levels of biological organization, from genomics to landscape ecology.

Carleton biology students benefit from our membership in the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biology (OCIB), a joint research-intensive collaboration with the University of Ottawa. OCIB is one of the largest centres in Canada for graduate studies and research in the biological sciences. For more information, please visit the Joint Institute website.

The MSc program typically takes two years of full-time study to complete. The PhD program typically takes four to five years of full-time study to complete. Part-time study is available.

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Masters Programs

PhD Programs

Research Areas

All graduate programs in biology focus on hands-on research. Graduate students work closely with a faculty supervisor and can select from a wide array of possible research areas, including aspects of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cell biology, Conservation biology, Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Neurobiology, Pathology and Physiology.

Our programs are research-intensive. The Department of Biology is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including:

  • molecular biology laboratories;
  • microscopy and imaging facilities;
  • aquatics facility;
  • controlled-environment rooms and growth chambers; and
  • extensive green-houses.

More about Biology

Grad News