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Program Information

School:McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences / Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description:Chemical biology involves the use of small molecules to affect living systems. This multi-disciplinary approach to studying living systems incorporates everything from synthetic and analytical chemistry to structural and molecular biology.

The main goal of the Chemical Biology program is to provide students with training that is at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and biology, with a primary emphasis on understanding how the chemical biology approach can be used to solve complex biological problems such as the mechanisms of disease, the regulation of biological pathways and the roles of different biomolecules in controlling cellular function (or dysfunction). While research is carried out in a variety of areas, much of the work focusses on the areas of infection, imaging and interfaces. Degrees conferred within the program will require successful completion of a number of courses and a research thesis. Students are expected to make contributions the discipline and disseminate their work through scholarly publications and presentations.

URL:Chemical Biology at McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $7,008
National: $7,008

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.
Careers:Biologists

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    - M.Sc. or equivalent

    - B+ minimum average, based on previous graduate work

    - Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details

    Cost Notes : Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

    * 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 April 30, 2019