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Biochemistry Graduate Program

Program at a Glance

  • Three graduate programs: M.Sc, Ph.D, and MD/Ph.D
  • Learn how to formulate, carry out and interpret meaningful experiments that address important questions, and learn how to communicate results to the public and other scientists and to publish those results in relevant journals
  • Choose a supervisor from more than 50 investigators at the McMaster campus or in area hospitals
  • State of the art equipment to support a wide range of research activities
  • Typical completion times are 2 years for M.Sc. studies and 5 years for Ph.D. studies

Biochemistry Graduate Program Website

How to Apply

Apply to the Biochemistry Graduate Program through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC)

Admission Requirements

Please visit the Biochemistry Graduate Program website for a complete list of admission requirements.

More Information:

For more information on the Biochemistry Graduate Program please contact the IHLL office at or contact the program directly.

Indigenous Applicants

Indigenous participation in the Biochemistry Graduate Program is important. To ensure equitable admissions, we have a facilitated admissions process for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis applicants. In accordance with the Self-Identification Policy of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis_ who wish to apply through this stream must complete the Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP): Self-Identification Application. Information on the policy and its requirements, along with the online application, can be found at: Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP)

Application Requirements under the FIAP:

  • Applicants must meet the same course requirements and minimum GPA as indicated in the previous sections for Level 1 or 2 applicants;
  • Complete the Biochemistry Graduate Program Supplementary Application;
  • Complete the Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP): Self-Identification Application deadlines align with program deadlines;

Normally, applicants who have completed more than one year of University undergraduate studies are not eligible to apply to the Biochemistry Graduate Program; however, for Indigenous applicants who meet the requirements for the Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Process, this exclusion will be waived.

Biochemistry Graduate Program Supplementary applications from those being considered under the facilitated process will be reviewed by members of the Indigenous Health Task Force (IHTF) as well as the Program.