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Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Our mandate is to conduct outstanding research while maintaining exceptional training of graduate students. The Department of Biochemistry offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs which emphasize laboratory research, in a wide variety of areas.

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

As of October 2012, McGill’s formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version. For detailed instructions on how to apply and how to upload required supporting documents in the new version, please see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare

Admission process

List of master's-level courses

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.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Chemical Biology Option is structured so that in completing the Option, students also complete the course requirements for the regular graduate programs in their home departments. For this reason, program requirements are listed separately below for each department, even though the 'core' content in Chemical Biology (9 lecture credits plus 2 or 4 seminar credits for each program) is the same for each.

See course requirements for the Chemical Biology option:

Admissions

This page contains important information designed to help you complete the application process. Be sure to review it carefully before submitting your application.

You should also consult the Applying and admissions section of the Prospective Graduate Students website.

How to apply to the Chemical Biology option

How do I apply to the program?

The Chemical Biology Option is offered by three departments: Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Students wishing to enroll in the program must apply directly for admission to graduate studies in one of these three departments (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology).

Chemical biology mentors

A Mentor is an individual who has a background and research interests in areas germane to Chemical Biology, and who has expressed a particular interest in participating in the activities of the Option.

Current Chemical Biology trainees

Graduate students

The following students are currently participating in the Chemical Biology option: