Our Admission Requirements


The application process for the September 2019-2020 academic year is now closed. Generally we start accepting applications in October, with a deadline of December 15 for the following academic year. Applications are still considered after the application process is closed, but opportunities might not be available. 

October: Start accepting applications
Mid-December: Application process closes
Following September: Courses start

The Department believes that successful graduate training requires close collaboration between a student and research director on a research project that is of interest to both. Applicants are therefore encouraged (though not required) to correspond directly with faculty members working in areas of interest to you. Our faculty are happy to provide applicants with reprints of recent publications and discuss the opportunities available in their research groups.

The McMaster Graduate Calendar is also an important source of information.

International students may enter Canada on student visas. Further information on how to obtain these visas may be requested from the nearest Canadian Consulate. We encourage students from outside Canada to read our page for International Students, found on the Graduate Student Handbook.

For more information about admission requirments, explore our PNB Graduate Handbook, or contact Nancy Riddell, Academic Program Assistant, Graduate Studies, email .

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