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
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Neuroscience
Description MiNDS (McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery & Study) is a research intensive interdisciplinary graduate program in Neuroscience that includes faculty members from Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Engineering. The range of research interests and expertise of the faculty members make MiNDS a unique training environment for graduate students. The strength of our faculty and the resource-rich environment are the main reasons why the students choose MiNDS for their graduate studies. 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.
Website: Neuroscience at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
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.

Requirements
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]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 90. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Applicants are required to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a field relevant to Neuroscience.