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Welcome to the Medical Sciences Graduate Program!

With more than eighty faculty and one hundred and fifty students, we are the largest graduate program in health-related research in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Our program is interdepartmental and provides students with the opportunity to become competent investigators in a wide variety of health-related research areas. We are ideally positioned for preparing students for future careers in biomedical and translational research.

The Medical Sciences Graduate Program provides opportunities for multidisciplinary graduate education in the Health Sciences within several areas relevant to human health.

McMaster is well-known for its international reputation in research excellence, innovation and quality of education. A wide range of research laboratories and clinical facilities for student learning and research are found in both the McMaster University Health Sciences and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery where most Medical Sciences students undertake their graduate studies. With extensive interaction between our basic science and clinical faculty, students' learning experiences in human biology and disease are enhanced by access to several teaching hospitals including:

  • McMaster University Medical Centre
  • Henderson General Hospital
  • Hamilton General Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital

Many Medical Sciences faculty are world-renowned scientists and hold Endowed Chairs or Canada Research Chairs. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum of disciplines that includes both basic science wet-lab research and clinical research in human health and disease.

What current students are saying about the Medical Sciences Program:

  • Well-established and recognized program
  • Successful and innovative faculty
  • Multidisciplinary nature of the program enhances graduate school experience
  • Supportive and stimulating academic and research environment
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Strong social and academic networks (intra and interdepartmental)
  • Guaranteed graduate student stipends.