McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Biology (M.Sc.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description The Department offers graduate training in many areas of biology with particular strengths in the following areas: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation; Evolution; Neurobiology; Bioinformatics; and Plant Biology. In addition to the regular M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, the Biology Department offers specialized programs, known as “options”, in certain specific areas: Neotropical Environments (NEO), Bioinformatics, Environment, and Developmental Biology. Graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are offered. Both are research-intensive degrees, and the emphasis in both programs is on development of the intellectual and technical skills necessary for independent research. The main component of both degrees is a thesis presenting results of this work and the student’s original contribution to scientific knowledge. Formal coursework, usually in the form of literature-based seminar courses, is minimal and typically completed within the first year. Students present their own work annually in a formal seminar, and regularly attend other seminar series and journal clubs, in order to round out their scientific training.
Website: Biology (M.Sc.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Environment, Neotropical Environment, Bioinformatics
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

For more information see:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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: July 23, 2015