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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Medical Sciences)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 8,548 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Master of Science in Medical Sciences for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus,thesis-based program available with both full-time and part-time options.
  • The Faculty of Health Science department provides various types of degrees in this program which are:
    • MSc Medical Sciences (2 years)
    • PhD Medical Sciences (4 years)
    • MD/PhD Medical Sciences (7 years)
  • This program is a research-intensive program in biomedical and health-related fields, which prepares students for future careers in translational research relevant to human health.
  • McMaster also offers a unique interaction between basic scientists and clinical faculty that fosters opportunities for translational research.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Metabolism and Nutrition
    • Blood and Vasculature
    • Cancer and Genetics
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Physiology/Pharmacology
  • Students must complete at least B- grade which must include at least one 700-level half course in Medical Sciences.
  • Students are also required to present a thesis, which embodies the results of original research and In a final oral examination, the students will be required to defend the thesis.
  • McMaster University has the largest graduate program with over 150 students and 90 research/teaching faculty.
  • Students can apply for external scholarships including CIHR and NSERC and must be submitted during the year prior to commencing graduate studies.
  • Graduate studies in Medical Sciences offer students unlimited opportunities for innovation and discovery in research, encourages intellectual and social interaction among students and faculty, and provides the skills necessary for positioning candidates favorably for current and emerging job markets.
  • McMaster University is among Canada’s top 10 research universities and ranks 6th in the country in research intensity.
  • Job opportunities after MSc Medical Sciences are Biochemists and Biophysicists, Physicians and Surgeons, etc and the average salary goes up to 54,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 17,822 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://gs.mcmaster.ca/program/medical-sciences/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete an honors Bachelor of Science degree in a related field from a recognized university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Health Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology, Arts and Science, Integrated Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Life Sciences as well as Kinesiology.
  • Students with Engineering, Business, and other backgrounds with a minor or experience in Health/Life Science will be considered for admission. 
  • Students must have a B+ minimum average grade in the last 30 units of courses relevant to the program
  • Or, Students have an MD degree or equivalent (e.g. MBBS, MB, ChB) with an academic standing equivalent to at least a McMaster B+grade in previous academic work.

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 3-year UG degree in a relevant field from a recognized 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.


Application Deadline

The application system will remain open from November until August for completed applications.


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$8548$8548
Health insurance$203$203
Other fees$160$160
Total fees$8911$8911

Living Costs

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

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #45/ 600

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 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:

  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Health Educators and Community Health Workers
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians



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