Students will normally complete the M.A. program in 12 months on a full-time basis and will be funded for one year. Financial support for incoming full-time students will include a teaching assistant-ship (currently worth ~ $11,600.00) for which the student normally works 260 hours over two terms, and a graduate scholarship which may vary, both the teaching assistant-ship and the graduate scholarship combined can total approximately $14,000.00 – $16,000.00 (international students may receive more than this amount over the course of one year).
Additional support in the form of research assistant-ships and research stipends may be available.
Applicants are also encouraged to apply for external scholarship funding, such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the SSHRC, if they are eligible.
The OGS program is currently under review by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities. There are new guidelines and information is subject to change.
Students must apply for an OGS award at the institution where they intend to hold it. Each university will have its own process and due dates. We will be posting our OIS departmental deadline for OGS once we learn more from the School of Graduate Studies.
Please visit the School of Graduate Studies website to read more about the changes in OGS this year:
Tuition Fees (Academic Year 2018-19)*
Tuition fees for the 2018-19 academic year can be found here: http://www.mcmaster.ca/bms/student/pdf/fees_grad.pdf
(Click the above link, then select “Tuition & Fees” at the top, then select “Tuition Fees”, then click on “Graduate”, then select “Research Master Programs”).
*All fees are subject to change