Doctoral Stream Programs
It is dedicated to training medical researchers and dissemination of new knowledge relevant to human biology and pathobiology. In this program, you will graduate with either a Master of Science (M.Sc.) OR Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies - Division IV, Life Sciences.
To succeed in the program, you should refer to the Student Handbook:
The Student Handbook provides a detailed overview of important information for both master's and doctoral students and supervisors including registration, fees and funding, degree requirements, courses, etc.
Overall Objectives of the Graduate Degree Programs:
- to provide a research environment that encourages the contribution of independent, original thought and the application of rigorous methods to the creation of new scholarly research;
- to encourage individuals' commitment to the objective and honest re-examination of beliefs through a spirit of inquiry, and the appropriate conduct and reporting of one’s research;
- to develop a working knowledge and understanding of the general principles of research methodology, as well as knowledge relevant to the specific area of research chosen by the trainee;
- to develop competence in the clinical and laboratory techniques specific to the chosen area of research; and the development of the appropriate analytical and experimental design skills appropriate to the area;
- to provide in-depth knowledge of ethical issues relevant to one’s chosen area of research;
- to develop the ability to present and convey information and to discuss and defend such a presentation in oral and written form (including the presentation of seminars, the writing of reports suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and the writing of grant proposals for research funding);
- to foster the trainee’s commitment to life-long learning and continuing self-education;
- to prepare the individual for a future career as a scientist or clinician-scientist.