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
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Biology Students Win Big at Association of Canadian Universities of Northern Studies (ACUNS)
Congratulations to PhD candidates Willow English and William Twardek who recently won scholarships from ACUNS. Willow English, a student in both the Bennett lab and the Smith Lab, has won the Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Scholarship for her research on Carry-over effects in Arctic-breeding shorebirds: a cross-species comparison. William...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Congratulations to Our 2020 Grads!
Congratulations, you made it! Please head over to our congratulatory web page where you can view a video message from the Chair of Biology and read messages from our Faculty and Staff. We are proud to call you Carleton alumni and we wish you every success in your new...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hayley Paquette Wins Prestigious Mycology Award
Congratulations to Hayley Paquette who recently won the Lauren K Weresub Memorial Award in Mycology from the Canadian Botanical Association on her master's research. Hayley, a student in the Hepworth lab, recently published her paper in OPUSCULA PHILOLICHENIUM. To read more about Hayley's research and other recipients...