you have an Online Application system?
With this new online application system applicants can check the
status of their application via their computer. To access our online
application system, please visit our Prospective
Students for Masters and Ph.D. Degrees webpage.
do I send my application documents to?
you are mailing any documents to us please send them to the following
Department of Civil Engineering - JHE 301
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7
you accept Visa or MasterCard for the payment of the application
Yes, we do. Applications must be
accompanied by the required $100 application fee. This fee is non-refundable
and must be paid in Canadian dollars by means of a credit card payment
or a cheque drawn on a Canadian bank made payable to McMaster University.
Cheques drawn on Canadian banks should also include a $15 processing
fee for a total of $115.
I meet the minimum requirements for admission, will I be offered
competition is very high for the number of positions available each
year. Only the top students with the strongest references will be
I waive the application fee until I am given admission and pay when
the application fee is part of the application process and must
be included with the application form. This fee is non-refundable
and must be paid in Canadian dollars by means of a cheque drawn
on a Canadian Bank or a World Money Order made payable to McMaster
Scholarships are available and do I require an application form
to apply for them?
are internal and if you are offered admission and you do qualify
for a scholarship, the Department will make the submission on your
is the deadline for applying?
deadline for receiving a complete application for the Master's and
Ph.D. Programs can be found here.
I have a TOEFL if my native tongue is other than English?
As indicated in the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies
Calendar 2011 - 2012 section, 2.1.8 English Language Requirements:
"English is the language of instruction at McMaster, except in the
M.A. program in French. Hence it is essential that all students
(except in the French program) be able to communicate effectively
in English. Applicants whose native language is not English will
be required to furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use
of the English language. Such applicants are required to supply
this evidence as part of their application. The most common evidence
is a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
administered by the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, N.J.,
USA). In Engineering, a TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 (550 on the paper-based
TOEFL test or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is necessary;
in other Faculties a minimum of 92 (580 or 237) is required. The
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), conducted
by the Testing and Certification Division of the English Language
Institute, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 USA),
is, however, the preferred test. A score of 85 is considered acceptable
in the Faculties of Science and Engineering; 90 in the other Faculties.
Other evidence of proficiency in English will also be considered."
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