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UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN - [USASK], SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN - PROGRAMS

Saskatoon, SaskatchewanLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1907Established Year
  22400Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Microbiology and Immunology)

 2 years
 60 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan

$ 5,048 

1st Year
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Program Description

  • Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at University of Saskatchewan is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • This course is offered on a full-time (2-year) and part-time (4-years) basis.
  • This program is Thesis based and Course-based and it has a co-op work option.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term, students must meet the GPA requirements.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 19:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Advanced Imaging
    • Advances in Biomaterials
    • Advances in Tissue Engineering
    • Biomedical Ultrasound
    • Computations in Genetic Engineering
  • The program focus on innovative, quality learning with an emphasis on practical knowledge that empowers students to reach their career goals.
  • Students may also apply for a Ph.D. after completing this program.
  • The Faculty of the department has 6 research and innovation clusters and provides 85% of the employment rate within 6 months of graduation.
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers graduate programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.
  • The department has the expertise necessary for the instruction and training of advanced students in areas that include cellular and molecular biology of eukaryotes, microbial genetics and molecular biology, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial physiology, and virology.
  • Career positions may include:
    • Biomaterials Developer
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Independent Consultant
    • Doctor
    • Biomedical Scientist/Researcher, etc with an average salary of 66,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Total Credits60
Fees$ 11,144 for 2 years or 60 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Program Urlhttps://grad.usask.ca/programs/microbiology-immunology.php

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree.
  • The cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • Students will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Completed a master degree with first class in a relevant field

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

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Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Three academic or professional references: Three Letters of recommendation (completed via an online application process, no need to send to CGPS from the issuing institution)
  • CV/Resume: Resume/CV should be a one or two page concise summary of skills, experience, and education.
  • Offer Letter: Students must submit have an offer letter.
  • Test Results: Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in student country, as proof of IELTS/TOEFL result scores is to be submitted.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5048$5048
Others$524$524
Total fees$5572$5572

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 6,624
Food$ 480

Ranking

US News 2019

Ranked #346/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • On-campus working options are available for full-time students.
  • In case, an institution has campuses in different cities, students must not work on the campus where they are enrolled full-time.
  • Working as a teaching or research assistant at a library, hospital, or research facility affiliated with the institution is also an option for students.
  • An International student with a valid student visa is eligible to work off-campus while completing studies.

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • Biomaterials Developer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Independent Consultant
  • Doctor
  • Biomedical Scientist/Researcher



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