The Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University is committed to academic excellence, and only outstanding candidates are considered for entry into the graduate program. A comprehensive list of the entrance requirements can be found on the web pages of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office. The following essential criteria defined by the University must be met.
Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least 3.0/4.0 in a recognized program, or an equivalent GPA of at least 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of a recognized program.
English is the language of instruction at McGill. The minimum departmental standards on the TOEFL tests are 575 (PBT) and 90 (iBT); and for the IELTS test a minimum score of 7.0 is required. Test scores sent directly to McGill University should use the Institution Code 0935 for TOEFL (and GRE).
In addition to the formal requirements of the University, several Departmental requirements must be met. Applicants who do not address these before applying are rarely accepted.
Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in chemical engineering, will not be accepted without a formal commitment from an academic staff member. Students are encouraged to contact individual staff members with whom they share research interests. Please visit our research web pages and the home pages of our academic staff.
Students should have a clear idea of how they are going to finance their studies. A lack of funding is a common reason why students cannot be accommodated. A variety of funding opportunities are outlined on our financial support web page.
Those who meet the eligibility requirements and have considered the issues concerning research supervision and funding should proceed to our application procedure.