Graduate Programs Information

Graduate Chair - Dr. Veronica Campanucci

Degrees Offered: M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Research opportunities are available in the following areas: comparative respiratory and cardiovascular physiology; neurophysiology (electrophysiology, cellular imaging in neurons and glial cells, in vitro and in vivo studies of cerebral ischemia); vascular function, ion channels and endogenous gases; calcium channels and neuroendocrine secretion; hemoxygenase system and cardiovascular pathology.  Opportunities are also available for collaborative training with faculty in clinical departments of the College of Medicine.
Admission Qualifications: include B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D. degrees
Total Minimum Credit Units Required: 

    • Master's: 9 credit units at the 800-level, plus PHSI 990 and 994
    • Ph.D.: 0 credit units at the 800-level, including PHSI 990 and 996
    • Transfer from Master's to Ph.D.: 9 credit units at the 800-level, including relevant credit units taken before transfer, and PHSI 990 and 996
    • Core Courses: 9 credit units chosen in consultation with the advisory committee. PHSI 990, 994, or 996 are compulsory non-credit classes
    • Exam Requirements: Qualifying examination upon transfer from M.Sc. to Ph.D.; Ph.D. Comprehensive
    • Other: Students accepted as conditionally qualified may be required to take an evaluation examination.
    • Master's: 18 months
    • Ph.D.: 2 years    

Residency Requirements:

For further information on the University of Saskatchewan's graduate programs, please see the College of Graduate Studies & Research website at: or e-mail them at:

If you have other questions or concerns please e-mail the Graduate Programs Secretary at:

Please mail your application materials directly to:

      Graduate Programs Secretary, Department of Physiology, 2D01-107 Wiggins Rd.,

    University of Saskatchewan  Saskatoon, SK. S7N 5E5 CANADA