Application requirements

Undergraduate degree and any additional academic qualifications

Please upload your complete record of study from each university-level institution you have attended to date and listed on your application. Transcripts must include all courses and grades for each year attended. For those universities or institutions from which a degree has been obtained but the year is not stated on the transcripts, we require a copy of the actual diploma to be uploaded in addition to the transcripts. McGill transcripts need not be uploaded.

Transcripts in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation.

Applicants admitted to the program will be required to provide a signed and sealed official transcript from each school attended. After the decision deadline, all admitted students will receive further mailing instructions on where to send these materials. 

Pre-requisite courses

Undergraduate Degree  Required Course(s)
All students PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 and PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2, or the equivalent of both courses
Engineering degree One Life Science course (3 credits) More Details
Non-Engineering degree

Four quantitative courses (12 credits), of which at least two courses must be in Math, AND,

Four natural science courses (12 credits), of which at least one course must be in Life Science More Details

Applicants lacking the required courses may be admitted but will be required to fulfill their missing pre-requisites in the first year of the program.

Pre-requisite course examples

Category Example Courses
Life Science Physiology, cell biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, anatomy, biology, psychology, or a similar area
Quantitative Engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, medical physics, quantitative life science courses, or other courses that apply math to different fields
Math Statistical, numerical and computational methods
Natural Science Engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, medical physics, any Life Science course, or a similar area

Notepre-requisite courses must be completed at the university-level (i.e. courses numbered in the 200s or above at McGill, or the equivalent at other institutions).

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please prepare a CV that includes your employment history, if any, in reverse chronological order; indicate your title, dates of employment, and whether you worked part-time or full-time, or as an intern. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degrees earned. We welcome and encourage submission of any other relevant information. The CV should be no more than one page.

English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL and IELTS

For candidates whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed a degree in an English speaking country, the TOEFL or IELTS is required. For those who have completed a degree at a university where the language of instruction is English, but not in an English-speaking country, please review the McGill English Language Proficiency requirements to determine if you are exempt from taking a proficiency test.

McGill Institution code is: 0935

Personal Statement

Please complete the following questions on separate pages and upload as one PDF document in uApply.

  1. Explain why you intend to pursue your studies in translational biomedical engineering at this time (maximum 500 words).
  2. Explain how the McGill Graduate Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering program will help you achieve your professional goals (maximum 500 words).

Letters of Reference

Candidates must provide two letters of reference from individuals who have been directly responsible for evaluating their performance and potential. On the application form, you must provide the names and email addresses of two referees who can evaluate your abilities. Once your application has been submitted, McGill will contact these referees directly and ask them to upload their references.

Note: Referees may upload a reference letter as a PDF or Word document. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that referees submit their recommendations in a timely manner.

Application fee

non-refundable fee of CAD $117.35 must accompany each application.  Applications cannot be submitted without this fee. This sum must be paid by credit card.

Note: the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are NOT REQUIRED for admission to this program.


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