McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
6th Floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montréal, QC
Canada H3G 1Y6

Human Genetics (M.Sc.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Genetics, General
Description The M.Sc. thesis is not required to display original scientific work. The thesis will be judged on its demonstration of "technical mastery" and upon presentation of results in an organized, clear and literate style. Theses are graded as "Pass" or "Fail" by the supervisor, one internal (departmental) examiner and one external (outside of the Department of Human Genetics) examiner. Typically, a M.Sc. thesis requires 2-3 years for completion and results in a publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. In addition to the research requirement, the department requires that M.Sc. students' complete 9 credits of course work(3 one-term semester courses). The courses will be chosen by the student and supervisor to conform to the needs of thestudent's research project as well as to the student's previous training. Courses eligible for the M.Sc. requirement must carry a "500" number or higher. For graduate students a "pass" mark in required courses is 65% and students are required to have a "B" average in all required courses.
Website: Human Genetics (M.Sc.) at McGill University - Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 74
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: January 31, 2018