On the following page, you will find the proposed course sequence for the Master of Science (MSc) in Microbiology and Immunology program.
  • 2-year program (average duration)

  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your particular program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.

    • Course sequences are only guidelines.

    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years.

  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enroll in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see:

  • the important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program

  • the toolbox (Links to forms, description of courses and other useful links)

Year 1 Course Sequence and Milestones

First Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses

  • MED 81661 Professionalism and Professional Skills 

  • MIC 5100 Pathogen Interactions and Host (or first fall term)

  • MIC 5366 Seminar

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Fill out the Nomination of your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) Members form.

  • Organize and meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) before the end of the first term. It is essential that you schedule your TAC meeting well in advance.

  • Complete your section of the TAC report after the meeting.

  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes

Second Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses

  • MED 81662 Professionalism and Professional Skills

  • MIC 5366 Seminar

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit the Annual Research Progress report before the end of the second term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes

Third Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses

  • MIC 5366 Seminar

  • THM 7999 Thesis

  • List of approved MIC graduate courses.

  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.

  • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years.

  • There are no MIC graduate courses available during the spring/summer term (excluding seminars and research activities).

  • MED 8166 Part 1 and Part 2 are compulsory for all students enrolled in an MSc program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops. 

THM 7999 & MIC 5366: Continuous activities

  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the seminar course or the thesis, you must maintain your enrolment until the activity is completed.

Enrolment to continuous activities:

  • MIC 5366: Enrolment to MIC 5366 is not automatic. Every term, you must go to your uoZone to enroll in this continuous activity before the deadline.

  • THM 7999: After your first (manual) enrolment to the thesis, all subsequent enrolments are automatic. Unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manually enroll once you have arranged to have your hold lifted.

MIC 5366: Seminar Series

  • You must attend a minimum of 15 seminars during the fall and winter terms and track your seminar attendance using the Student Seminar Report form.

  • You must remain enrolled to MIC 5366:

    • during the spring-summer term, and

    • until permission to write and a grade of ‘Satisfactory’ is recorded.

  • As part of the requirements of the Seminar Series, you must attend the BMI Seminar and Poster Day.

    • Participation as a presenter either for a poster or a seminar is mandatory every year until permission to write is granted.

    • BMI Seminar & Poster Day Instructions

Year 2 Course Sequence and Milestones

Fourth Term

Courses

  • MIC 5366 Seminar (if permission to write has not yet been obtained)

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Meet with your TAC.
    You must hold your second TAC meeting within 16 months of your initial enrolment.

  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Note

  • If you have not submitted your TAC report by the end of the term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.

Fifth Term

Courses

  • MIC 5366 Seminar (if permission to write has not yet been obtained)

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Submit required report:

    • Research Progress Report

  • You should have permission to write during this term.

  • If you wish to transfer from the MSc to the PhD program (fast track), you must complete the “Transfer Exam” during the fourth or fifth term.
    Before transferring to the Doctorate program, you must have completed your program requirements, with the exception of the thesis activity.

Sixth Term

Course

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)
    You must hold your first TAC meeting during the first term.
    Your meetings can be more frequent, but once a year, for every subsequent year, you must meet with your TAC.

  • Submit the following forms:

    • Student Seminar Report
      Submit the form by email to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office before April 30 of every year until or once you obtained permission to write.

    • Submit the two following forms through the Service Request application in your uoZone account:

      • Report of the TAC form

      • Annual Research Progress Report

  • Attend BMI Seminar & Poster Days

    • All MIC students are required to present either a poster or a seminar, until permission to write is granted.