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Explore our Graduate Programs

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Our graduate students are involved in virtually every aspect of biomedical research, including contributing to advances in stem cell and regenerative medicine, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, physiology, developmental biology, pharmacology, nutritional sciences, neurosciences, and solving complex problems in diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Students have a wealth of resources in terms of working with internationally recognized scientists and clinicians in state-of-the-art labs. To accommodate the growth in biomedical and health care research in Toronto, several new state-of-the-art research towers have been built on campus and at the fully affiliated hospitals over the last ten years.  

We offer research-stream, thesis-based degrees in the basic and rehabilitation sciences, professional and course-based masters degrees and clinical rehabilitation programs. Each program offers a unique combination of experiences and skills and has its own admission requirements and deadlines. 

Program Overviews

View our program overview to learn about potential career paths, see alumni profiles and learn how to apply!
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Thesis-Based Programs (MSc & PhD)

The outstanding thesis-based PhD and MSc programs at Temerty Faculty of Medicine provide the highest quality research education to trainees. With access to state-of-the-art research spaces both on campus and within our partner hospitals in the downtown core, our students can access cutting-edge equipment and modern tools to maximize their research training experience.

Our programs offer students the best opportunity to be at the forefront of impactful and innovative healthcare research. With 50% of our alumni employed in Post-Secondary Educational Institutes and Universities, and approximately 25% pursuing careers in the private sector (Biotechnology and Pharma), our programs provide the necessary tools you need to build your future.

Professional Masters Degrees

Our lineup of first-in-class professional programs provide a direct counterpoint to our research programming - where our research programs are generating new knowledge, our professional programming is aimed at helping students master theoretical and practical skills that are associated with implementing existing knowledge. 

Graduate students in these programs focus on acquiring directly actionable professional knowledge for hands-on, translational, and impactful work. Importantly, professional programming is a fast-track to interesting, challenging, and meaningful jobs that matter and make a difference!

Rehabilitation Sciences Programs

Rehabilitation studies are dedicated to the study of human function and participation and its relationship to health and well-being. Our clinical rehabilitation masters programs enable students to become health professionals in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.