Our Admission Requirements
The application process for the September 2021-2022 academic year is now open. Generally we start accepting applications in October, with a deadline of December 15 and a December 1 deadline for the RCT stream for the following academic year. Applications are still considered after the application process is closed, but opportunities might not be available.
October: Start accepting applications
December 1st: Application process closes for PNB Research and Clinical Training Stream
December 15: Application process closes for Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Following September: Courses start
The Department believes that successful graduate training requires close collaboration between a student and research director on a research project that is of interest to both. Applicants are therefore encouraged (though not required) to correspond directly with faculty members working in areas of interest to you. Our faculty are happy to provide applicants with reprints of recent publications and discuss the opportunities available in their research groups.
The McMaster Graduate Calendar is also an important source of information.
International students may enter Canada on student visas. Further information on how to obtain these visas may be requested from the nearest Canadian Consulate. We encourage students from outside Canada to read our page for International Students, found on the Graduate Student Handbook.
For more information about admission requirments, explore our PNB Graduate Handbook, or contact Emily Thomas, Academic Program Assistant, Graduate Studies, email