We offer a highly-regarded 45-credit graduate program leading to the M.Sc. degree that prepares our students for scientific careers in many areas of biochemistry and related sciences.
Completing the M.Sc.
All M.Sc. students are required to complete 45 credits for their degree, including:
In Biochemistry at McGill you will join research teams carrying out exciting, innovative science. The Department's 30 full time members are complemented by another 30 adjunct and associate members. They have made ground breaking discoveries, from identifying the gene that causes spina bifida to documenting complex processes goveringing the regulation of protein synthesis to tracking gene expression in breast cancer development. That's why the McGill Biochemistry program is known and respected around the globe.
Students must complete 45 credits. Of the 45 Master's credits, 39 credits are thesis courses and the Research Seminar course. The other 6 credits are from 500-600 level complementary courses. Courses can be found in the McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar available on the web.
Our doctoral program aims to produce scientists who will be capable of solving biochemical and health-related problems and go on to hold leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.
Requirements for admission
Students who hold an M.Sc. degree from another recognized university (or from another McGill Department) may be considered for admission at the Ph.D. level. These candidates register at the Ph.D. 2 level.
Completing the Ph.D. program