Experimental Medicine, M.Sc.

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  • Tuition Fee
    7248 USD/year
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    3465 USD/year
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Experimental Medicine is a Division of the Department of Medicine charged with the task of providing graduate education in the Department, and enabling professors located in the research institutes of the McGill teaching hospitals and other centres to supervise graduate students.


The Division offers various programs, each of which has different training objectives. The international recognition of the high-quality training accorded our graduates is in essence what distinguishes graduates of our programs from the graduates of comparable programs in peer institutions.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) (45 credits)

Applicants for the M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine must hold either an M.D. degree, a B.Sc. degree, or the equivalent. The graduate training offered is wide-ranging and addresses experimental aspects of medicine in such diverse areas as:

  • endocrinology;
  • hematology;
  • cardiology;
  • oncology;
  • gastroenterology;
  • genetics;
  • infectious diseases.

This thesis program may lead to careers in industry, or serve as a stepping stone to further graduate studies.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) Bioethics (45 credits)

Applicants for the M.Sc. Bioethics Option program must hold an M.D.; a Nursing degree; a Physical and Occupational Therapy degree; and/or any other professional health training degree. Students who do not fit these criteria may be considered for admission on an individual basis. The objectives of this research-stream program are to allow students to conduct innovative research in relation to a bioethical issue pertinent to health care, and to acquire a working knowledge of bioethical issues from the current viewpoint of other relevant disciplines such as law, philosophy, and religious studies.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) Environment (45 credits)

Applicants for the M.Sc. Environment Option must meet the requirements for the M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine as well as those set out by the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for their graduate option. Acceptance into the option will be based on a student's academic experience and performance; availability of an MSE-accredited supervisor or co-supervisor; the proposed research; and plans for funding as articulated by the supervisor(s). The Environment Option is aimed at students who wish to use interdisciplinary approaches in their graduate research on environmental issues, and who wish to benefit from interactions that will occur as they are brought into contact with students from a wide range of disciplines through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking. The graduate option in Environment provides students with an appreciation for the role of science in informed decision-making in the environmental sector, and its influence on political, socio-economic, and ethical judgments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Techniques in Molecular Genetics
  • Seminars in Endocrinology
  • Recent Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Control of Cell Growth
  • Molecular Embryology
  • Cellular Methods in Medical Research
  • Molecular Methods in Medical Research
  • Seminars in Oncology
  • Environmental Carcinogenesis
  • Membrane Carbohydrates

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants for the M.Sc. program in Experimental Medicine must hold either a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent or an M.D. degree. The Division requires a cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of not less than 3.2 out of a possible maximum of 4.0.

Candidates who have only a B.Sc. degree but who have demonstrated academic excellence (cGPA of 3.5 out of a possible maximum of 4.0 throughout their undergraduate studies) can be considered for direct entry into the Ph.D., if they so desire. These candidates should clearly indicate (on the application form) that they are seeking entry into the Ph.D. program rather than the M.Sc.

Applicants for the M.Sc. (Bioethics Option) program must hold an M.D., Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy and/or any other professional health training degree. Students who do not fit these criteria may be considered for admission on an individual basis.

  1. All applications must contain:Online Application for Admission form
  2. Application fee: Application fees and other charges are listed on the student accounts website
  3. Transcripts: your complete record of study from each university-level institution you have attended to date. Uploaded copies will be considered as unofficial; final, official copies will be required once you are offered admission.
  4. Personal Statement: a short statement (2-3 pages, typed double-spaced) explaining why you wish to study bioethics at McGill, any relevant background, education, experience or involvement in the field, and in addition, how this fits in with your interest in the base discipline in which you are applying.
  5. Reference letters: on the application form you must provide the names and email addresses of three qualified individuals who are familiar with your work. McGill will contact these referees and invite them to upload references on your behalf. Please note that although you can list public domain addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo Mail on the application form, references uploaded from these addresses will not be accepted by the Department. Therefore you must list a valid institutional or corporate e-mail address for your referees.
  6. A Sample of written work: 15-20 pages, typed, double-spaced.
  7. Proof of Competency in oral and written English
  8. Confirmation of Supervisor: uApply may indicate confirmation of supervisor as one of the requirements. This is not the case for the Bioethics options as you may chose or be assigned a supervisor after being admitted to the program. Proceed with the online application and this requirement will be removed once you have submitted your application.

Tuition Fee

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    3465 USD/year
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