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Applicants

This page is for new students applying to CAS

How to Apply

Online applications are being accepted in MOSAIC starting November 1st, 2018, via the following link, https://www.mcmaster.ca/ola/grad.html

It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete an application. For security reasons, you will be logged out of the online application if you take more than 45 minutes on any one page. You must save your application frequently

Please read through the “How to Apply” Information outlined on the School of Graduate Studies Website: https://gs.mcmaster.ca/academic-services/how-apply

Please read instructions carefully when submitting an online application in MOSAIC.
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO YOUR APPLCIATION PRIOR TO HITTING SUBMIT

Offers of admission will be made on an ongoing basis until all spaces are filled.
If you are made an offer of admission by the School of Graduate Studies, you will be required to provide all official documents upon arrival at the University, unless otherwise stated.

Applications deemed to be inadmissible will be notified as soon as possible.

Please Note:
Due to limited spaces, only a small percentage of applicants gain admission.
Meeting the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee admission.

Application Fee:
To finalize your application, you need to agree to our terms and conditions, and pay a non-refundable application fee. Be sure to have a valid credit card or Interac card (domestic applicants) ready for the application fee ($110 CAD)
The Student Accounts & Cashiers website indicates acceptable methods of payment.

If you are paying the application fee by credit or debit card, please remember to return to the online application to click "Submit"

Your application will not be considered for admission until your application fee has been paid.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Send an email to sgsonl@mcmaster.ca and include the details of your query.

Required Documents

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO YOUR APPLICATION PRIOR TO HITTING SUBMIT.
You are not required to submit your official documents to the University unless you are requested by the department or given an offer of admission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED INCLUDE:

  • TRANSCRIPTS:
    Copy of all official transcripts of academic work completed to date
  • CV/RESUME:
    In the same format as you would submit for an employment opportunity
  • STATEMENT OF INTEREST:
    A few paragraphs indicating the type of research you are interested in pursuing
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFECIENCY
    (Required if English is not your native language, unless you have Graduated from an Institution in Canada, US, UK, or Australia.)
    IELTS: 6.5 or above TOEFL: 88 or above
  • TWO ACADEMIC REFERENCES:
    Submitted electronically via mosaic by the referee once your application is submitted.
    ONLY academic references will be accepted.
  • RECORD OF LANDING (For Permanent Residents of Canada only)
    A Front and Back copy of your Permanent Residency card is required

Please note: Any submitted documents will not be returned, nor will they be transferred to another department within McMaster University.

Deadlines

We will be accepting applications for September 2019 as of November 1st, 2018

We do not accept applications for January or May admission.

Deadline to submit completed international student applications is: March 30th, 2019

Deadline to submit completed domestic student applications is: June 30th, 2019

Important:

ALL REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO YOUR APPLICATION IN MOSAIC BY ABOVE DEADLINES (including the 2 academic reference letters)

Offers of admission will be made on an ongoing basis until all spaces are filled.
Applications deemed to be inadmissible will be notified as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Due to the large volume of applications, application status requests will not be answered.

You are able to log on to MOSAIC and check your application status at any time.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Send an email to sgsonl@mcmaster.ca and include the details of your query.

For all other inquiries, please contact: gradcas@mcmaster.ca