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.
- MSc: Biology
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Biochemistry
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Data Science
- PhD: Biology
- PhD: with specialization in Biochemistry
- PhD: with specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
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.
- Biochemistry and Physiology
- Bioinformatics and Genomics
- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Neurobiology and Behaviour
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Fish Tales: An Exploration of Ottawa’s Underwater World
Carleton biology's Dr. Steve Cooke will be giving a talk with at the City of Ottawa as part of their wildlife speaker series. The talk will be taking place at the Ben Franklin Place (101 Centerpoint drive) on Wednesday November 27th at 7pm. To learn more about the talk visit the city of...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Jumbo Squid and Zombie Genes
A PhD student in biology who studies cell and molecular responses to stress in Prof. Ken Storey’s lab, Hadj-Moussa worked with fellow PhD student Samantha Logan to identify jumbo squid microRNA in research funded through experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform for scientific experiments. Read the full Carleton Newsroom article by Tyrone Burke...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Indigenizing Fisheries Research
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 7:00 P.M. 378 University Center Join us and listen to Andrea Reid talk about her work on Indigenizing Fisheries Research. Andrea Reid is a Nisga'a Ph.D. Candidate in Biology at Carleton University. For her interdisciplinary and inclusive approach to fish and fisheries research in East Africa, the South Pacific, Southeast...