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.
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
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.
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
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.
The Honours program in Biochemistry combines the substantial background given by the Major program with a challenging opportunity to carry out laboratory research projects in the U3 year. These courses provide students with research experience under the supervision of a professor in the Department.