M.Sc. On Campus

Human Genetics

McGill University

24 months
9330 CAD/year
4252 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Human Genetics at McGill University offers a clinical master’s program, M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling, as well as research training at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in Human Genetics. Both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Human Genetics research programs require the completion of a thesis, which is the major focus of the student's effort.


About this Program

A minimal amount of Human Genetics coursework at McGill University is required, but specific course choices are flexible and vary according to the student's previous training and current research interest.

Most of the faculty members of the Human Genetics Department are located in McGill teaching hospitals, reflecting the medically learned knowledge at the core of human genetic studies.

Faculty members have a wide variety of research interests, which embrace:

  • cancer genetics;
  • cytogenetics;
  • reproductive biology;
  • neurogenetics;
  • genomic and genetic basis of human diseases.

The Graduate Training Committee requires that students who have been accepted into the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Human Genetics research graduate program have a guaranteed minimum stipend of $15,000, plus the full amount of tuition and fees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • biochemical genetics
  • genetics of development
  • animal models of human diseases
  • cancer genetics
  • molecular pathology
  • gene therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)

Students who have a CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or above (as converted by the McGill GPS guidelines) and who submit online application and documents by March 31 (Fall), or Sept. 10 (Winter) will automatically be considered eligible for assistance.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9330 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9330 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4252 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 CAD per year during 24 months.
Local: 1,362.60 CAD


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