The McMaster Neuroscience Graduate Program is a collaborative partnership among the Faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences. All four faculties are within a few minutes walking distance, facilitating interactions among graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty. Our goal is to attract the brightest graduate minds available each year to the field of neuroscience, by providing meaningful research opportunities in a collaborative, resource-rich environment.
Thesis Master (M.Sc.) in Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience
M.Sc. in Neuroscience (Thesis): All students will be required to take the 700 level Neuroscience course The Nervous System. Students will also attend seminars as described below for the Ph.D. degree.
PhD in Neuroscience: A minimum of 1 one-term course beyond the Master's degree requirements. Students will complete an original research project and this will form the basis of the Ph.D. thesis that will be presented following the School of Graduate Studies regulations.
Applicants who hold a 4 year Honors Undergraduate Degree in a field relevant to Neuroscience research with a B+ average in the final year are generally admissible.
Applicants to the PhD program should have the same background in Neuroscience as entering Master's students.
Students showing outstanding academic potential and high academic standing may be accepted directly to the PhD program.
How to Apply?
All application material must be directed to the program/department to which you are applying.
Your first step is to visit the website of the department offering your program of interest and to inquire with the department. Different departments have different application procedures and approaches, so always inquire first. See How to apply »