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School:McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Description:The biochemistry graduate program is designed with the student in mind – to maximize accomplishments in research and prepare for a rich and fulfilling career. Graduate education is at the heart of what we do. You can choose a supervisor from more than 50 investigators at the McMaster campus or in area hospitals, and our facilities are second to none. Most importantly, we have tailored our programs to maximize student success.

The most important goals of a student in the Biochemistry Graduate Program are to learn how to formulate, carry out and interpret meaningful experiments that address important questions, to learn how to communicate results to the public and other scientists and to publish those results in relevant journals. Our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs reflect these goals. At all stages we try to maximize the time students have to focus on their thesis research. Course work is restricted to the M.Sc. level and is designed to introduce cutting edge ideas and technology.We monitor student progress carefully to ensure the successful and timely completion of rewarding degrees. We feel that the Biochemistry Graduate Program offers an atmosphere that is scientifically stimulating and enriching.

URL:Biochemistry at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,096

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission into the Biochemistry Graduate Program M.Sc. program requires a minimum of a B.Sc. with B+ average (8.5/12) in Biochemistry. Students with a Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Medicine, Microbiology or Physics degree are also eligible for admission. While most students are admitted to our programs as M.Sc. students, undergraduates having exceptional grades (consistent A to A+ average in all four years of study) and research experience may be considered for direct admission to our PhD program.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237]
    Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit two completed electronic references from academic referees, and a Statement of Interest. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 08, 2022