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
Friday, April 30, 2021
2021 Grad Thesis Award Winners
The Department of Biology's Jayne Yack announced the winners of the 2021 Grad Thesis Awards at our annual George Carmody Lecture. Of course, this year was a bit different and it was hosted over Zoom, as a virtual event. The department is so proud and chose 6 of our amazing former students to receive...
Thursday, April 22, 2021
TA Excellence Award Winners!
Five our amazing Graduate Students in Biology have won TA Excellence Awards. We are so proud of them all!!...
Monday, April 12, 2021
Noa Gang a PhD candidate in Biology Wins Poster Award at Life Sciences Day for Her Amazing Research
Noa Gang a PhD candidate in Biology, is examining the impact of man-made environmental toxins on beta cells in the pancreas. Gang works in a Diabetes and toxicology lab where the impact of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health are studied. “These chemicals are being phased out, however due to their resistance to degradation,...