McGill University offers graduate and postdoctoral programs in the following units (organized by their administering home faculty):
|Agricultural and Environmental Sciences|
|Dietetics and Human Nutrition|
|Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry|
|Natural Resource Sciences|
|Classics, see History and Classical Studies|
|East Asian Studies|
|French Language and Literature|
|History and Classical Studies|
|Institute for the Study of International Development|
|Mathematics and Statistics|
|Russian and Slavic Studies|
|Social Studies of Medicine|
|Desautels Faculty of Management|
|Desautels Faculty of Management|
|Educational and Counselling Psychology|
|Integrated Studies in Education|
|Kinesiology and Physical Education|
|Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Mining and Materials Engineering|
|McGill School of Environment|
|Anatomy and Cell Biology|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics|
|Experimental Medicine, see Medicine, Experimental|
|Microbiology and Immunology|
|Neuroscience (Integrated Program in)|
|Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery|
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
|Physical and Occupational Therapy|
|Schulich School of Music|
|Schulich School of Music|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences|
|Mathematics and Statistics|
Graduate diplomas and graduate certificates are programs of study under the academic supervision of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. They have as a prerequisite an undergraduate degree in the same discipline.
McGill University offers other diploma and certificate programs under the supervision of the relevant faculties and their Calendars should be consulted for further details.
|Graduate Diplomas are offered in:|
|Clinical Research (Experimental Medicine)||Primary Care Nurse Practitioner|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics||Professional Performance|
|Islamic Studies||Public Accountancy (C.A.)|
|Library and Information Studies||Registered Dietician Credentialing (R.D.)|
|Mining Engineering||School and Applied Child Psychology (post-Ph.D.)|
|Nursing||Surgical Health Care Research|
These diploma programs consist of at least two terms of full-time study or the equivalent.
|Graduate Certificates are offered in:|
|Assessing Driving Capabilities||Educational Leadership 2|
|Air and Space Law||Library and Information Studies|
|Bioresource Engineering (IWRM)||Post-M.B.A.|
|Biotechnology||Teaching English as a Second Language|
|Comparative Law||Theory in Primary Care|
|Educational Leadership 1||Theory in Neonatology|
All graduate regulations apply to graduate diploma and certificate candidates.
Two categories of programs lead to higher degrees at McGill University, master's programs, and doctoral programs.
|The following master's degrees are offered (see below for more information about sub-specializations):||Prerequisites:|
|Master of Architecture (M.Arch)||M.Arch. (professional degree) – McGill B.Sc.(Arch.) degree, or equivalent; M.Arch. (post-professional degree) – an M.Arch. (professional degree) or equivalent professional degree.|
|Master of Arts (M.A.)||Bachelor of Arts in the subject selected for graduate work. See appropriate unit.|
|Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)||An undergraduate degree from an approved university. See Management.|
|Joint program: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with integrated Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)||See Management.|
|Concurrent Master of Business Administration with Doctor of Medicine / Master of Surgery (M.B.A. with M.D.,C.M.)||See Management.|
|Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.)||See Management.|
|Master of Education (M.Ed.)||A bachelor's degree with specialization related to the subject chosen for graduate work, plus a Permanent Quebec Teaching Diploma or its equivalent for some of the above degrees. See appropriate department.|
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)||Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent, with specialization appropriate for the subject selected for graduate study. See appropriate department.|
|Master of Laws (LL.M.)||An acceptable degree in Law or equivalent qualifications. See Law.|
|Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.)||At least a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. See Library and Information Studies.|
|Master of Management (M.M.)||See Management.|
|Master of Music (M.Mus.)||Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts with concentration in the area selected for graduate study. See Music.|
|Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)||B.A. with specialization in religious studies or theology. See Religious Studies.|
|Master of Science (M.Sc.)||Bachelor of Science in the subject selected for graduate work. See appropriate unit.|
|Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.)||A bachelor's degree in the subject selected for graduate work. See appropriate unit.|
|Master of Science, Applied (OT) (M.Sc.A. (OT))||A bachelor's degree in the subject selected for graduate work. See appropriate unit.|
|Master of Science, Applied (PT) (M.Sc.A. (PT))||A bachelor's degree in the subject selected for graduate work. See appropriate unit.|
|Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)||Bachelor's degree in Social Work including courses in statistics and social science research methods. See Social Work.|
|Joint program: Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) with integrated Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)||See School of Social Work.|
|Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.)||Bachelor's degree in any one of the following: Anthropology, Architecture, Economics, Civil Engineering, Geography, Law, Management, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology or Urban Planning, with adequate knowledge of quantitative techniques. See Urban Planning.|
Master of Architecture Degrees
M.Arch. programs offered:
Master of Arts Degrees
Programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts are offered in the following areas:
Master of Business Administration Degrees
A program leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is offered in the following concentrations:
An E.M.B.A. is also offered (joint with HEC).
Master's Degrees in Education
Three types of master's degrees are offered: M.A. (Thesis and Non-Thesis), M.Ed. (Non-Thesis) and M.Sc. (Thesis and Non-Thesis).
The M.A. may be taken in the following areas:
The M.Ed. may be taken in the following area:
Master's Degree in Engineering
Programs leading to the degree of Master of Engineering are offered in the following areas:
Master's Degrees in Law
The degree of Master of Laws is offered in:
Master of Library and Information Studies Degree
The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies offers a postgraduate professional program in librarianship. Two years of full-time study or the equivalent are required.
Master's Degrees in Music
Programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Music are offered in the Faculty of Music.
The M.A. may be taken in:
The M.Mus. may be taken in:
Applicants to the Performance program are required to pass auditions in their speciality.
Master's Degrees in Nursing
Two types of master's degrees are offered: Master of Science (Applied) and Master of Science (with thesis). These two-year programs are designed to prepare clinicians and researchers for the expanding function of nursing within the health care delivery system.
Master's Degrees in Religious Studies
A program leading to the degree of Sanctae Theologiae Magister (S.T.M.) is given in the Faculty of Religious Studies. This degree is primarily for those who intend to enter the ministry of the Christian Church or another religious institution, or to proceed to teaching in schools. A Master of Arts program (thesis and non-thesis) is also available.
Master of Science Degrees
Programs leading to the degree of Master of Science are provided in the following areas:
Master of Science, Applied, Degrees
This degree was designed to provide postgraduate training of a professional and vocational character, with less emphasis on theoretical knowledge and research than in Master of Science programs, but with no lower standards either for admission or completion of requirements. Two years of full-time study or equivalent are normally required with an emphasis on coursework.
Programs are available in:
Master of Social Work Degrees
The M.S.W. degree (Thesis and Non-Thesis options) represents a second level of professional study in which students build competence in a chosen field of practice.
Master of Urban Planning Degree
The program requires a minimum of two years residence and a three-month internship with a member of a recognized planning association.
Options: Transportation Planning and Urban Design.
Two categories of programs lead to higher degrees at McGill University: master's programs and doctoral programs.
|The following doctoral degrees are offered (see below for more information about sub-specializations):||Prerequisites:|
|Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.)||B.C.L. or LL.B. and usually LL.M. See Law.|
|Doctor of Music (D.Mus.)||M.A. in Composition (D.Mus. in Composition) or an master's degree in Performance, and professional and teaching experience (D.Mus. in Performance). See Music.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)||An undergraduate degree relevant to the subject chosen for graduate work. Some departments require all Ph.D. candidates to hold a master's degree in the same subject. Departments may recommend to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that candidates of undoubted promise should be allowed to proceed directly to the Ph.D. degree without being required to submit a master's thesis.|
Doctor of Civil Law Degrees
Doctoral programs are offered in Air and Space Law and Law (Comparative Law). Both are predominantly research degrees awarded on the basis of a thesis that represents an original contribution to the development of legal science.
Doctor of Music Degrees
The Doctor of Music degree is offered in Composition. The Doctoral thesis consists of a musical composition of major dimensions together with a written analysis of the work. The composition is presented by the candidate in concert. The regulations set forth for the Ph.D. generally apply also to the D.Mus.
The Doctor of Music degree is also offered in Performance. It is offered to professional musicians who wish to teach at the university level and to develop a specialization in a particular repertoire, approach, or discipline (musicology, music theory, music education and pedagogy, or music technology).
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
The following joint Ph.D. programs are offered:
See Postdoctoral Research for information about postdoctoral research at McGill University.