McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8N 3Z5

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Neuroscience
Description A collaborative partnership among the Faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Engineering and Humanities, the Neuroscience program is designed to break through the conventional boundaries and covers the broadest spectrum of neuroscience. Current research projects within the faculty are aimed at improving human health and discovery in areas such as neural development, behavioural genetics, brain imaging, perception, pain, motor learning, vision, hearing, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Parkinson’s disease, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, anxiety, addiction, and more. MiNDS is a research intensive graduate program aimed at training the next generation of leaders in the field of Neuroscience. Students may enter directly to PhD or start in the Masters program and transfer to PhD during their first year of study. Graduate students work in an integrated research environment that covers 5 fields of study in Neuroscience: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Clinical & Health Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience, and Neurotech.
Website: Neuroscience at McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

National: $8,623.17

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes supplementary fees.

Requirements
Test Scores:

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

Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.

Additional Admission Requirements:

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

Applicants are required to submit contact information for 2 academic references, upload a one page statement of their interest in neuroscience research and graduate studies in the MiNDS program, and provide information about the areas of neuroscience research they are interested in pursuing. Please visit the website for complete details.