Otolaryngology (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Otolaryngology (Thesis) offered by the Department of Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes challenging and experiential learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in information synthesis, critical thinking, and scientific communication to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: OTL, ENT, head-neck, ear-nose-throat, cancer, hearing, vestibular, speech-voice, cochlear implant, neuro-otology, rhinology, medical, clinical, interdisciplinary, collaborative, rehabilitation, pediatric

Unique Program Features

  • The program is unique in Canada and one of few globally;
  • Students may focus their research on normal function and disease of head and neck structures: otology, neuro-otology, laryngology, rhinology, oncology, surgery, auditory-vestibular sciences, middle-ear modelling, oto-toxicity, genomics, infection, thyroid disease, or genetics;
  • Graduates are well-placed to better treat ear-nose-throat diseases. Additionally, they are better positioned to do, and to evaluate, research in Otolaryngology. The combination of skills allows them to move into a variety of career opportunities.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Otolaryngology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program otl-gradadmin.med [at] mcgill.ca (subject: MSc%20in%20Otolaryngology) (email)

Available Intakes




Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 21
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10
SUMMER May 15 October 1 April 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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