How many apps to MiNDS

There have been 100-150 applicants to the MiNDS program each year since it started in 2007.  We anticipate a similar number of applications for fall 2011.  Get your application in early for the best chance of acceptance into the program.


Complete all the on-line steps

It is important to complete all of the on-line steps to apply to the MiNDS program.  Some students skip over the CV and just send in a paper copy.  Be sure to enter all of your information into the CV sections.  This is a very important part of the evaluation process because it gives us standardized information about all of the applicants.

Application deadline.

We will begin to review applications on Feb 1 2011 and continue reviewing applications until all of the slots for fall 2011 are filled.

How do I find a supervisor?

Think about the neuroscience research questions that you find most interesting.

Then browse through the research interests of the faculty on the
mobile app or the MiNDS website.

Finally contact the potential supervisor.

We have more detailed info about finding a supervisor on our blog —

Do I need to find a supervisor before I apply to MiNDS?

You do not need to find a supervisor prior to completing the application however, all students admitted to the program must have the support of a supervisor.

What is the english language requirement?

Minimum test scores required for Graduate study at McMaster:


  • 92 (iBT-Internet-based)


  • 6.5 min score overall
  • Academic; not General
  • 5.5 min score in each section

What is the status of my application?

Please check your application status at
Applications will be updated within 7 business days of items being received by the program.