Admissions Requirements ♘

Admission decisions are based on an analysis of academic strength, professionalism, and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

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 What you need

Applicants admitted into the MBiotech Program must have the following—

A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in any area of biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or related field with a minimum mid-B (75 percent) standing in the final two years of study; and
A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (if required); and
A satisfactory score on an English Proficiency Test (if required); and
The MBiotech Program also evaluates applicants on their letter of intent, CV, three references, and both a science and business interview.

Canadian Degrees: Review your final two years of study which is equivalent to the final/most recent 10 credits taken (for which final grades have been received). Remember that—

  • 0·5/3·0 credit courses are considered as a 0·5 credit;
  • 1·0/6·0 credit courses are considered as 1 credit.

Simply count back from your most-recent courses completed, chronologically, until you have 10 credits total. Average the grades from these courses to see if you meet our GPA admission requirement. Part-time and summer courses are not to be included and do not affect the count.

International Degrees: Graduates of recognised academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. Please consult the Inter­national Credentials Equivalencies Tool to determine which international credentials are required for master's admissions at U of T.



 The Biopharma­ceuticals stream

biophMBiotech’s Bio­pharma­ceutical stream (BioPh) is a two-year, full-time program comprised of required coursework and an internship placement in industry. Students complete eight months admissions page of full-time study, after which they begin 8-12 months of mandatory, paid industry internships.

The BioPh stream represents the classic MBiotech experience.

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 The Digital Health Technologies stream

dhtMBiotech’s Digital Health Technologies (DHT) stream is a two-year, full-time program comprised of required coursework and an internship placement in industry. No prior coding or statistical knowledge is assumed or required. Students complete 12 months of full-time study, after which they begin 8-12 months of mandatory, paid industry internships. You will be required to demon­strate an aptitude for quantitative analysis, which can be illustrated through at least two upper-year courses in the following subject areas: statistics, population genetics, biometrics, econo­metrics, computer science, applied chemistry, physics, etc.

The DHT stream represents MBiotech’s most recent, innovative offering.

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While MBiotech combines science and business curriculum, no business courses are required for admission—just the interest! Similarly, applicants do NOT need programming or stat­istical background to apply to DHT.

 Note: ​Due to the competitive nature of the application process, a GPA higher than the minimum may be required to recieve an offer for interview or admission. The average GPA of admitted students is typically between 83-85% in the final two years of study. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, with all required documents being factored in. If you feel you meet the admission requirements, you can then apply as either a domestic or international applicant in September 2021. For more details, review the Applic­ation Docu­ments required and How To Apply.

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