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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Doctor of Medicine [M.D]/Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Biochemistry)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 joint program & on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 3,154 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy for a duration of 4 years.
  • This program is an on-campus and thesis-based program.
  • The MD/PhD program will be offered in an integrated format with specific blocks of time provided for activities either in full- or part-time studies in either program. 
  • Students must successfully complete the equivalent of three 700-level graduate half courses.
  • The MD program must be completed during graduate research block (3 years).
  • Attendance at MD/PhD program group meetings (faculty and students) will be held a minimum of 3 times annually.
  • In addition, students must complete the PhD program requirements as outlined in the relevant section of the Graduate Calendar, including the PhD Candidacy Examination and the submission and defence of a research thesis.
  • The department holds a one-day departmental workshop on research ethics, data presentation and scientific integrity.
  • This is held in December and is mandatory for all first year graduate students.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 62,098 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 14,068 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake January (Deadline - Sep 18)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://biochemgraduateprogram.ca/md/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete 4 year Honours BSc or BHSc degree from a recognized university.
  • Students should complete these degree in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, medicine, microbiology or physics.
  • Students hold a minimum academic standing of 10.5/12 (on the McMaster scale) or 3.5 on a 4 point scale in the final two years of the Bachelor’s degree study in courses relevant to the program. 
  • MD students must apply through OMSAS for Medical admissions, achieve a high score in the autobiographical submission, and complete the MMI exercise in April. 

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree from an accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, if students have given the GRE exam then it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Separate statement submitted by the applicant regarding their suitability, motivation, and career plans in MD/PhD studies.


Application Deadline

January
Sep 18

May
Jan 15

September
Jan 15


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$3154$3154$3154$3154
Health insurance$203$203$203$203
Other fees$160$160$160$160
Total$3517$3517$3517$3517

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #401/ 500

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Diagnostic Molecular Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biomedical Chemist
  • Biostatistician
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Allied Health Manager


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