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SchoolMcMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
LocationHamilton, ON, Canada
School TypeMedical School
School Size
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*77%
Prerequisites NotesAdmission 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. Students applying to our program who already hold a M.Sc. degree from another institution can be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program subject to approval from our admissions panel. Such students are required to take an exam, identical in structure and content to the transfer exam within their first 9-12 months in graduate school.
International: $6,307
DescriptionOur Ph.D. program is tailored to maximize student productivity and learning through basic research. Our philosophy is that the most important goal of a higher degree is to become an expert in a specific field while maintaining sufficient breadth of knowledge to succeed after leaving graduate school. This includes publication in respected peer-reviewed journals, applications for study scholarships, oral and written presentation skills. Our graduates typically secure top-level international post-doctoral fellowships or have industry placements in leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical research companies world wide. Completion of the Ph.D. degree is normally limited to SIX years from initial registration at the M.Sc. (for students who take the transfer exam) and FOUR years for those registering directly in Ph.D.
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