M.Sc. On Campus


McMaster University

24 months
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Biology graduates at McMaster University pursue rewarding careers in research, health care, environment, education, and industry.


This Biology graduate program at McMaster University teaches the research and communication skills and provides technical and theoretical foundations required to succeed in science-related streams. 

Graduates go on to pursue higher education or careers in universities, research institutions and biotechnology industry in basic and applied research areas.

Areas of Research

  • Bioinformatics and functional genomics
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Environmental physiology
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Microbiology and plant biology
  • Radiation biology

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Plant Metabolism and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Environmental Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s. Please contact the program for specific details.
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5698 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2102 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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