To best represent our population we welcome applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) learners via our Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP). All applications received through the FIAP are reviewed exclusive of the general applicant pool. After review, applications that are deemed eligible are distributed to all faculty members who are currently recruiting graduate students (also exclusive of the general applicant pool).
4 year Honours degree (B.Sc.) with an academic standing that is equivalent to at least a B+ using the McMaster University grading scale in the last 30 units of courses relevant to the program. An M.D. degree or equivalent (e.g. M.B.B.S., M.B., Ch.B.) with an academic standing equivalent to at least a B+ as described above in previous academic work.
We strongly encourage applicants to directly contact faculty members whose research interests align with those of the applicant. If you would like assistance to arrange a meeting between yourself and a faculty member, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Applicants who wish to be considered under the Indigenous application process must submit the Self-Identification Application
One self-identification application is used for all Faculty of Health Sciences programs that have a facilitated Indigenous admissions stream. The Self-identification Application must be completed by whatever the earliest deadline date is for the programs for which you have applied to.