Graduate Departments and Institutes


Our graduate students are involved in virtually every aspect of biomedical research, including contributing to advances in stem cell and regenerative medicine, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, physiology, developmental biology, pharmacology, nutritional sciences, neurosciences, and solving complex problems in diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Students have a wealth of resources in terms of working with internationally recognized scientists and clinicians in state-of-the-art labs. To accommodate the growth in biomedical and health care research in Toronto, several new state-of-the-art research towers have been built on campus and at the fully affiliated hospitals over the last ten years.  

Basic Science

The outstanding thesis-based PhD and MSc programs at Temerty Faculty of Medicine provide the highest quality research education to trainees. With access to state-of-the-art research spaces both on campus and within our partner hospitals in the downtown core, our students can access cutting-edge equipment and modern tools to maximize their research training experience. Our programs offer students the best opportunity to be at the forefront of impactful and innovative healthcare research. With 50% of our alumni employed in Post-Secondary Educational Institutes and Universities, and approximately 25% pursuing careers in the private sector (Biotechnology and Pharma), our programs provide the necessary tools you need to build your future

Professional Masters

Our lineup of first-in-class professional programs provide a direct counterpoint to our research programming - where our research programs are generating new knowledge, our professional programming is aimed at helping students master theoretical and practical skills that are associated with implementing existing knowledge. Graduate students in these programs focus on acquiring directly actionable professional knowledge for hands-on, translational, and impactful work. Importantly, professional programming is a fast-track to interesting, challenging, and meaningful jobs that matter and make a difference!

Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation Science is an integrated science dedicated to the study of human function and participation and its relationship to health and well-being.  Within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, students can expand their knowledge and earn both professional masters or doctoral-stream graduate degrees in Rehabilitation Sciences.  Our professional masters programs enable students to become health professionals in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.  Our doctoral-stream program within the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute supports students to conduct research and defend a thesis towards earning a degree at the masters and PhD level.  Together, students can explore learning and professional opportunities that are both applied and research-based – training tomorrow’s leaders in rehabilitation.

Program Overviews

View our program booklet (PDF) for details about potential career paths, alumni profiles and how to apply!