How To Apply

How to Apply

Please ensure the following information is included with your application to graduate studies. Incomplete applications will be held on file for one year.

  • Application Form
    Students may apply for graduate studies in the Department of Pharmacology via the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research using their web based on-line application. If you are unable to apply online you may request an application package from the Graduate Administrator, Department of Pharmacology (address below).
  • Research Interests
    Applicants are required to prepared a brief statement of research interests indicating the factors that have attracted the student to a career in pharmacology. Explain how the proposed graduate program relates to your career goals, list your academic, research and professional plans and how your background (academic/research training and work experience) make you a good candidate for our program. Please upload the Statement of Research Interests form with the on-line application.
  • Supervisor Preference
  • You do not need a prospective supervisor before you apply to our program. What we do recommend is that you look at the different labs and supervisors we have within our department. Labs that are currently looking for prospective students are found here: Current opportunities. You can then contact the lab supervisors you might be interested in working with and ask any questions you might have regarding their research. When you apply, you should put this information into your application form and the committee reviewing your application will take this information into account.
  • Letter of References
    Applicants must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded by the referees with the on-line application.
  • CV
    A CV form is provided for the students to upload with the on-line application.
  • Application Deadlines (2020/21)

    Canadian/ Permanent Residents: Canadian/Permanent Resident applications will be accepted until the start of each term. However applications should be submitted as early as possible as delays occur with late applications.

    International Application Deadlines
    The Department of Pharmacology does not have application deadlines, however students should take in consideration that complete applications must be received by our department at least 45 days in advance of the application deadlines established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Therefore the department's dates are as follows:

    • May 15: September admission
    • September 15: January admission
    • January 15: May admission
    • March 15: July admission

    China (PRC) and Nigeria (These applications must be received earlier to allow applicants time to obtain necessary documentation from their home governments and Canadian embassies or consulates.)

    • March 15: September admission
    • July 15: January admission
    • November 15: May admission
    • January 15: July admission