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Our Admission Requirements

The application process for the September 2023-2024 academic year is now open. Generally applications open in October and close in December for the following academic year. Applications are still considered after the application process is closed, but opportunities might not be available.

October 1st: Applications open
December 14th: 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 requirements, explore our PNB Graduate Handbook, or contact Anju Dalal, Academic Program Assistant, Graduate Studies, email