Entrance Requirements

Students with undergraduate backgrounds in either engineering/physical sciences or health/life sciences are invited to apply to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs at McMaster University. Our goal is to have approximately equal numbers of “engineers” and “health science/life science” students. Those who wish to apply must meet the following entrance requirements:

Masters Degree

For students from engineering and physical science backgrounds:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent: B.Sc., B.Eng., B.A.Sc., B.H.Sc., D.D.S., M.D. with B+ minimum average in their final 2 years of study

PhD Degree

  • Must hold an M.Sc., M.A.Sc. or equivalent
  • Students showing outstanding potential and high academic standing may transfer from the Masters program without completing the Masters degree. They must have completed at least one year of the Masters program and must have completed the Masters course requirement with an average of at least B+. Transfer will be approved following success in an examination consisting of the preparation of a written report describing the student’s research since entering the Masters program, as well as an oral presentation of the report before a faculty committee to be appointed by the program Director.

    Additional undergraduate coursework may be required for the Masters or Ph.D. programs on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Director and prospective Supervisor.

    *Please note 3 units is equivalent to an one term course i.e. September - December