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Graduate Studies


Applying to the MMI Graduate Program

The minimum requirements for entrance are an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a GPA 3.3 or above in the last two years and research experience in a laboratory setting.

For applicants not exempted from the English Language Test such as those who did a degree at a Canadian, American or British Institution, we require a minimum TOEFL score at least 600 (or 96 internet-based) or the equivalent in other English language tests ( >6.5 IELTS). Please look click here for more information on the examinations acceptable to the University.*

The GRE is not a requirement for our program for international students. For applicants applying directly from Asia and Africa, a thesis-based MSc degree in a related area highly improves your competition, but does not guarantee admission directly to the PhD program.

All admissions are made conditional on a match with a thesis supervisor or arrangements to rotate with two potential supervisors.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate in their application the faculty members whose research areas are of highest interest. The list of faculty members eligible to supervise students can be found on the MMI website and applicants may contact them directly to request a placement in their laboratory. While an offer from a faculty member to join their laboratory is helpful, it does not guarantee admission to the program.

To Apply

Applications require:
1. Online application found here ($100 fee).

2. Statement of Interest
We request applicants submit a maximum two page personal statement indicating their motivation for pursing graduate studies.

*Also please note our department requirements are higher than those that are mandated by the university.

3. Proof of English proficiency if necessary.

4. Curriculum Vitae accompanied with a cover sheet found on the FGSR website. Found here.

5. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. **Important to note from the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSR): Official documents (transcripts, degree certificates, etc.) may be required upon receiving the conditional offer of admission letter. Documents must be sent directly from the post-secondary institution to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office (2-29 Triffo Hall).

6. Three letters of reference, preferably from Professors familiar with applicants research experience.
• Once an applicant applies, referees will receive an email indicating how to submit their letter online.
• Referees can also send their letters directly to the department email address at


September start dates are preferred. Domestic applications are due by July 1 for September admit and November 1 for January admit.
Domestic applications to be considered for internal studentships, applications must be completed by April 1.

International students interested in September admit must submit their completed applications by April 1st and international students interested in January admit must submit completed applications by August 1st.

For any information regarding graduate studies please contact the department's Graduate Program Administrator, Tabitha Vasquez at