McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Chemistry, General
Description The Ph.D. program trains qualified individuals for careers in research, development, and teaching. The Ph.D. degree is considered a research degree and it is awarded primarily for creative work and originality. Stress is laid on the development of independent research. Upon completion of the program, the successful student will not only have contributed to the field of knowledge, but will also have developed skills as an independent, professional scientist. A series of graduate courses is required, but the remainder of the program is flexible and can be tuned to meet the specific needs of the student. Most students require four to five years study to complete the Ph.D. degree. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program; an M.Sc. degree is not an admissions requirement.
Website: Chemistry at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Chemical Biology
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 233] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577]

Application fee - $100 - see web-based application for information. Two (2) letters of recommendation - Letters must be current (not more than 6 months old) and sent directly by the referee to the Graduate Studies Coordinator. Candidates are encouraged to request recommendations from academic or other professional employers who can evaluate their potential for graduate study and/or speak knowledgeably about their accomplishments. Two (2) official copies of all university academic transcripts - Transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation. An explanation of the grading system used by the applicant's university is essential. TOEFL scores - International students who have not received their instruction in English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score 90 (with no less than 20 in each section). GRE scores - International students may be asked to write the GRE test - both the General Test and the Advanced Test in Chemistry.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* 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