Genetics degree University of Manitoba
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The department’s fundamental mission is to provide scholarship in teaching, innovative research, and best practices in patient care. This mission includes advancing the frontiers of knowledge in biomolecular research, dedication to research underpinning the prevention and treatment of genetic and other diseases, and disseminating our knowledge, discoveries, and inventions. Our activities are pursued in a respectful and collaborative learning environment with the aim to better the health of Manitobans, Canadians and individuals worldwide.
Why Study at U of M?
Excellent and dedicated faculty members work closely with graduate students, post doctoral fellows, residents in genetics, and clinical geneticists to advance our understanding of complex and diverse biological processes. BMG also participates in an accredited Royal College Training Program in Medical Genetics as well as Canadian College of Medical Geneticists fellowship training.
Our faculty are locally, nationally, and internationally recognized and have received numerous prestigious awards for their accomplishments in teaching and research. Moreover, our faculty members contribute significantly to providing health care services to individuals and families affected with genetic and metabolic disorders.
The applicant must have an appropriate background in biochemistry, genetics, or a closely related subject area, with a minimum 3.5 GPA (4.5 scale) in the previous 60 credit hours of university study, or equivalent (normally 2 years). In addition, during this period there should be no grade less than C+ in any biochemistry, genetics, or life science course deemed relevant to the proposed course of study.
Thesis-based Master’s degree (of at least 2 years in duration), or equivalent, in biochemistry, genetics, or a closely related field, from a Canadian university is required for direct admission to the Ph.D. program. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (4.5 scale), or equivalent, in the courses taken during the Master’s program is required.
Possible Start Dates
September, January, May
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All students currently enrolled in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of the department receive financial support either directly from granting agencies or through supervisors’ grants.
Life Sciences CourseMate Online Study Tools (with eBook) to Accompany Yashon/Cummings' Human Genetics and Society, 2nd Edition, [Web Access], 1 term (6 months)
Digital Software (Cengage Learning-158940-158940)