McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences

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Biomedical Engineering (M.A.Sc.)

McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty:Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,307
International: $17,096
Careers:Biomedical Engineers


A research program created by the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences to provide a unique collaborative environment that leverages McMaster's existing expertise in medical sciences and engineering, and links current and emerging areas of molecular, medical and bioengineering research.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants from engineering and physical science backgrounds are required to have a 4-year Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc., B.Eng., B.A.Sc., B.H.Sc., D.D.S., M.D.) with a B+ minimum average in their final 2 years of study.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based)
    Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Students taking the MELAB are required to achieve a minimum score of 90. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit a statement of Interest (1-2 page document which indicates their interest in pursuing graduate studies with the School of Biomedical Engineering), a resume, and two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with their academic work. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

    Modified on September 08, 2022