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: Biomedical Sciences, General
Description The Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program is a new, limited enrollment offering by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with key contributions from the School of Business. The training program will encompass level III and IV of undergraduate studies as well as a 12-month course-based Master program. The latter will include an internship in the health sciences sector. This limited enrollment program will afford a unique educational experience for students seeking first-rate training in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on drug discovery and development. Advanced training in biomedical discovery will come from accomplished research faculty who will provide individual mentorship in cutting-edge research investigations, and award-winning professors in the School of Business will instruct students in the fundamentals of commerce. At the nexus of science and business, the program will reach out in an extraordinary way to the commercial health sciences sector for its participation, both as guest lecturers in the classroom and as mentors in the community.
Website: Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $20,999.97
National: $20,999.97

Cost is $6,999.99 per term ($20,999.97 annually) plus Flat fee FT Supplementary fees $967.43.

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 Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]

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:

    By June 2018, applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work. Please note that co-op work terms do not count towards the course work requirement. Two years of undergraduate course work requires a minimum of 10 full courses or 20 half courses. Only degree courses at an accredited university will be considered. While the program is open to applicants from a diverse range of programs, at minimum, applicants must have completed first year biology and chemistry. The program calculates a cumulative GPA for all undergraduate study. By February 1st, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of at least 3.0 on the OMAS 4.0 Scale for consideration. On the McMaster 12-point scale this is an 8.0 (B).