- For graduates of the Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biophysics and other disciplines (case by case).
- A minimum B+ average in the final year for admission into our M.Sc. program.
- Students holding a M.Sc. degree may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program
The most important step on the road to graduate studies is choosing a supervisor.
Prior to submitting an application, students considering graduate school should review the research interests of the faculty in the areas in which they are particularly interested. If you are unsure as to which group to join, and would like more information, you should email the individual faculty member or call the Administrative Assistant to arrange a visit. Visits to the Department include meetings with potential supervisors as well as lunch with graduate students, who can provide valuable information about graduate life at McMaster. The costs for travel will be reimbursed (to a reasonable degree) for highly qualified students.
HOW TO APPLY – School of Graduate Studies
- Please contact Tammy Feher for information regarding applications and to help guide you through the application process
- Two official/notarized transcripts of academic work completed to date, sent directly from the issuing institution. If the final transcript does not show that a completed degree has been conferred, an official/notarized copy of your diploma is also required.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with your academic work. Recommendations must be provided directly from the instructors. Note that McMaster University uses the Electronic Referencing System. By entering the email address of your referee through the online application, the system will automatically send an e-Reference request on your behalf. If for some reason you are unable to use the Electronic Referencing System, you can download the Reference form here.
- If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (or 247 on the computer-based TOEFL test or IBT) is required. The IELTS test is a minimum score of 6.5. Institution Code is 0936 and Department code is 34.
- Statement of interest in pursuing graduate studies. If appropriate, list on a separate sheet any research, teaching, or work experience related to your proposed area of specialization.
- Application must be accompanied by the required $110 application fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid in Canadian dollars by means of a credit card payment or Interac card (domestic applications) is required before applications will be processed and a valid email address. Exemption of application fees is available to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents at the discretion of the program. Please contact us.
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
Now accepting applications for May 2020 and September 2020
While the application deadline for September 2020 admission is February 1st in order to qualify for all departmental and university scholarships, applications will be considered throughout the year. Most commonly students start in September but it is possible to begin in January or May. Students are encouraged to start during the summer to gain research experience before course work commences in September.
PLEASE SEND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY TO:
Chemical Biology Graduate Program
1280 Main Street West
Canada L8S 4M1
(905) 525-9140 ext. 20874