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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

PhD degree requirements

For the PhD program, you must complete the following:

  • APBS 6010G Research in Applied Bioscience (three credits)
  • One of the following special topics courses:
    • APBS 7100G Special Topics in Biomolecular Science (three credits)
    • APBS 7200G Special Topics in Ecosystem Health (three credits)
    • APBS 7300G Special Topics in Forensic Bioscience (three credits)
  • One of the following elective courses:
    • APBS 6100G Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology (three credits)
    • APBS 6200G Environmental Determinants of Health (thre credits)
    • APBS 6300G Advanced Topics in Biological Chemistry (three credits)
    • APBS 6400G Advanced Topics in Forensic Bioscience (three credits)
  • APBS 7040G PhD Thesis Proposal and Qualifying Exam
  • APBS 7050G Research Seminar in Applied Bioscience
  • APBS 7060G PhD Research
  • APBS 7070G PhD Dissertation

Note: If you transfer directly from the Applied Bioscience MSc program into the PhD program, you must complete the APBS 7040G, APBS 7050G, APBS 7060G, APBS 7070G.

Minimum grade

Students must achieve a minimum grade of B- (70 per cent) to achieve credit for a course and must maintain a B- average to remain in the program.

For more details on the policies for graduate studies at Ontario Tech University, please visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.