McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description The Department of Biochemistry offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, which emphasize laboratory research. Our research interests include molecular and cell biology, the regulation of gene and protein expression, signal transduction, protein structure and function, membrane biology, cell death and differentiation, embryonic development, neurobiology, bioinformatics, and many aspects of cancer. Specialized graduate training programs in Chemical Biology, Human Systems Biology (Bioinformatics), Cancer Research/Oncology (, and Structural Biology ( are available. Laboratories are located in the new Bellini Life Sciences Building and Goodman Cancer Centre, and the renovated McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, together comprising one of the best-equipped research facilities in Canada. The outstanding quality of our research has been recognized by recent awards including a Gairdner Award, two Killam Prizes, and five Canada Research Chairs.
Website: Biochemistry at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Chemical Biology, Bioinformatics
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
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. 650]

GRE: Subject Test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology with a minimum score of 550. (Not required, but strongly recommended.)

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Two official letters of recommendation from professors on letterhead;

* 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: August 15, 2012