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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
November 23, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Biology (MSc)

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Dr. Robin Slawson, Program Coordinator
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Integrative Biology at Laurier is a two-year thesis-based research program leading to the MSc degree. In their research students are expected to approach a problem from two or more levels of explanation (i.e. genetic/development, anatomy/physiology, ecology/environment, evolution). As opposed to the usual reductive approach where research is contained within a single sub-discipline of biology, the program in Integrative Biology requires students to assemble the details of their research into a comprehensive explanation of biological phenomena.

Program Details

Duration of Program
24 months
Program Options
Courses with thesis
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

Minimum Standing

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Application Due
January 15
August 15
December 15


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000
Average financial support:

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • studentships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult your academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


Contact a prospective advisor prior to submitting your application.