Applicants must comply with the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies (http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/images/files/Admin_Schol_Materials/grad_calendar.pdf) as well as specific departmental regulations.
The minimum academic requirement for admission to an M.A.Sc. degree and an M.Eng. degree is normally an average of B in the last two years of an applicant's undergraduate program. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are notified in writing as to the results of their application as soon as possible via email.
Please note that the M.Eng. degree is primarily intended for part-time M.Eng. candidates, but may be taken by full-time students.
English Language Requirements:
If English is not your native language you will be required to submit a TOEFL or an International English Language Test (IELTS) Score. The minimum requirements are as follows:
- minimum 550 - written test
- minimum 213 - computer-based test
- minimum 80 - internet-based testTo ensure your TOEFL score is received by this department please indicate Institution Code 0936 and Department Code 65 when requesting your transcripts from the TOEFL testing centre. Our department code can be found under the Physical Sciences listing of the ETS order screen.
If you select "For any department not listed" your TOEFL score will NOT be received by this department. Due to the large volume of scores we receive, we are unable to look for TOEFL scores that are sent to code 99.
International English Language Test Scores (IELTS)Test must be Academic, not General Test
- minimum 6.5 overall score
- minimum 5.5 score for each sectionTo ensure your IELTS score is received by this department, please ensure it is sent by IELTS directly to our department mailing address listed below.
PLEASE NOTE: It often takes more than the 2 weeks TOEFL specifies for transcripts to arrive in our office. You are advised to arrange to have these transcripts sent to us at least 3 months prior to the department application deadline.
In addition to the completed Online Application form, we will require the following supporting documents.
Our Mailing Address:
Your supporting documents MUST be sent directly to the Graduate Secretary of the Department of Civil Engineering. Incorrect mailing will delay processing. Our mailing address is:
Graduate Administrative Secretary
Dept. of Civil Engineering - JHE 301
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7
Financial assistance may include a combination of teaching assistantship, scholarship or research stipend. A teaching assistantship, when available, would be offered only to candidates admitted to the Department as regular full-time students. Additional financial assistance for M.A.Sc. (thesis) and Ph.D. candidates is normally provided in connection with thesis research activities carried out with your proposed research supervisor.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide funding for M.Eng. (project) students, however, M.Eng. students do require a supervisor.
Decisions on financial support are made early in the year so you are encouraged to submit your completed application well before the application deadline for the admission date you are requesting.
Application Submission Deadlines
October 24 for January Admission Competition
May 1 for September Admission Competition
August 1 for January Admission Competition
April 1 for September Admission Competition