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 / Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Degree: Master
Field of Study: BiochemistryBiology/Biological Sciences, General
Description The main goal of the Chemical Biology program is to provide students with training that is at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and biology, with a primary emphasis on understanding how the chemical biology approach can be used to solve complex biological problems such as the mechanisms of disease, the regulation of biological pathways and the roles of different biomolecules in controlling cellular function (or dysfunction). While research is carried out in a variety of areas, much of the work focusses on the areas of infection, imaging and interfaces. Degrees conferred within the program will require successful completion of a number of courses and a research thesis. Students are expected to make contributions the discipline and disseminate their work through scholarly publications and presentations.
Website: Chemical Biology 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]

If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English must be submitted. A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is required. Institution Code is 0936 and Department code is 34.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are required to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, and a minimum B+ average in the final year for admission into our M.Sc. program.