Graduate Programs

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The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.  A ‘fast track’ option exists for exceptional students to transfer from the M.Sc. to Ph.D. program after twelve months.  Our department also participates in the College of Medicine combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and opportunities exist for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Most graduate students will enter the program on September 1, but admission to begin study on January 1 or May 1 is also possible under certain circumstances.  Study for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees entails light course work, with the major emphasis on the development and completion of an original project in biomedical research. A full graduate thesis must be prepared and successfully defended in oral examination. The expected minimum time for completion is two years for the M.Sc. degree and four years for completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Areas of specialization for research training include:Dr. Xinlei Li and Dr. David Schreyer

- Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Neurobiology
- Functional Anatomy
- Advanced Anatomical Imaging

Students in our graduate programs work under the direct supervision of a Faculty Advisor who provides resources and mentorship.  Each student additionally receives the advice of other faculty members who form a Graduate Advisory Committee. Financial support to cover tuition and living expenses is provided in the form of yearly stipends, or scholarships from local or national sources.   To find opportunities for entry into our graduate programs, please see the Positions Available page.