McGill University – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Cell Biology and Anatomy
Description Graduate research activities leading to the presentation of the M.Sc. Thesis involve original experimental work in one of the areas being actively investigated by the Department’s research supervisors. Our graduate program offers training in a personal, unique, and multidisciplinary environment in the top Canadian university with worldwide recognition. The thesis-based Master’s training is intended for students with a B.Sc. or B.A. degree in life sciences from a university of recognized reputation. Candidates with an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree are also welcome. The students are trained in how to address biological problems with an integrative understanding of cell biology by conducting hypothesis-driven projects. The training provides all the tools required for a competitive career in academic settings as well as in industry or other fields.
Website: Cell Biology (M.Sc. Thesis) at McGill University – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

Provincial: $4,151.09
National: $9,162.89

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Graduate studies applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction, or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit the following: TOEFL: Minimum score of 86 on the Internet-based test (iBT; 567 on the paper-based test (PBT)) with each component score 20 or higher. or IELTS: Minimum overall band score of 6.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Admission is based on the candidate’s academic record and letters of recommendation. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required. Once a student has submitted all the required documents, the applicant’s file will be reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Files that do not meet the minimum requirement will not be considered. Applicants must also be accepted by a research supervisor who is a faculty member or an associate member of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (Adjunct members may serve only as co-supervisors while the primary supervisor must be a full or associate member of the Department). Recommendation for admission will be made once the applicant has secured a supervisor and adequate financial support. Financial support should be in the form of a stipend from the supervisor’s research grant or a fellowship held by the student. Applicants are required to have a B.Sc. degree in life sciences or any of M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degrees from a university of recognized reputation, and evidence of a high academic achievement with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 as indicated in the general guidelines set up by GPS.