Application Process

NOTICE TO GRAD SCHOOL APPLICANTS

Please forward your application documents directly to the School of Biomedical Engineering:

Admissions Committee
School of Biomedical Engineering
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West - ETB 109
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1

Deadlines:

ACADEMIC TERM APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 2017 March 15, 2017
September 2017 July 15, 2017
January 2018 (not yet open) November 15, 2017

 

Applications will be processed and circulated to Faculty members once all documents have been received. All documents must be received by the specified deadline dates noted above for each session.

Application Checklist:

  1. Application for admission to School of Graduate Studies (SGS) -
     https://graduate.mcmaster.ca/academic-services/how-apply
  2. Certified copy of transcript (1)
  3. English language proficiency certification requirement. Candidates must have the minimum requirements as stated below. We will accept one of the following:

    *in addition to having an original English language proficiency test sent, please also submit a photocopy of your Test Scores with your application package

    **If you have completed post-secondary education at a North American University the English language proficiency requirement will be waived upon receipt of original transcripts
  4. TEST

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

    TOEFL

    92 (iBT - internet based)
    237 (computer based)
    580 (paper based)
    *dept. code 69 - Engineering, Other

    IELTS

    6.5 score overall
    5.5 minimum score in each section

    MELAB

    90

  5. Statement of Interest (1-2 page document which indicates your interest in pursuing graduate studies with the School of Biomedical Engineering)
  6. Area of Interest Form (please click onto the link below & complete and return this form to Admission Committee)
    Areas of Interest (Word) | Areas of Interest (PDF)
  7. Resume
  8. Application fee ($100 by credit card through the on-line system -  $115 if paid by cheque)
  9. Two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with your academic work. Please note that McMaster University uses the Electronic Referencing System. By entering the email address of your referee through the online application, the system will automatically send an e-Reference request on your behalf. If for some reason you are unable to use the Electronic Referencing System, you can download the Reference form here
    References (Word) | References (PDF)

"Recommendations must be provided directly from the instructors."

 

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL
ALL MATERIALS ARE RECEIVED


Note
: Documents must be official and will not be returned to applicants. All documentation submitted in support of your application for admission becomes the property of the University. Applications from one year are not held over to another year. If an unsuccessful applicant wishes to reapply, a new application package, including supporting documentation and application fee must be submitted. If an applicant is not accepted, or fails to enroll following acceptance, the identifiable documentation will be destroyed at the end of the admissions cycle, in keeping with university policy.