McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description A research-intensive program embracing a variety of diverse scientific areas of biochemistry including stem cells and cancer research, cell and human biology, microbiology and infectious diseases, and structural biology.
Website: Biochemistry at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, MELAB: 90, TOEFL (iBT): 92, (CBT): 237, (PBT): 580.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

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.