Medical Microbiology and Immunology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Research focuses on cellular and molecular immunology, microbial pathogenesis, and the development of novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

The program requirements include coursework in the discipline, teaching experience, and the development of skills in research presentations.

The program is designed to allow easy transition of MSc students into the PhD program and a rotation option at program entry is open to all students. 

Programme Structure

Graduate courses (500 and 600 level)

500 to 600 level courses are aimed at MSc and PhD graduate students. Our graduate students can take selected courses in other departments as well.

MMI 501 is mandatory for all MMI MSc & PhD students

MMI 605 is mandatory for all MMI PhD students

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3
Recommended score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

1. Online application found here ($100 fee).

2. Statement of InterestWe request applicants submit a maximum two page personal statement indicating their motivation for pursing graduate studies. *Also please note our department requirements are higher than those that are mandated by the university.

3. Proof of English proficiency if necessary.

4. Curriculum Vitae accompanied with a cover sheet found on the FGSR website. Found here. 5. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. **Important to note from the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSR): Official documents (transcripts, degree certificates, etc.) may be required upon receiving the conditional offer of admission letter. Documents must be sent directly from the post-secondary institution to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office (2-29 Triffo Hall).

6. Three letters of reference, preferably from Professors familiar with applicants research experience.• Once an applicant applies, referees will receive an email indicating how to submit their letter online.• Referees can also send their letters directly to the department email address at

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9995 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9995 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5625 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5625 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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