Information for Referees

Thank you for acting as a referee for an applicant to graduate studies at McMaster University. Please proceed to our electronic reference system to submit your reference.

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If you have started an eReference but are unable to submit, please use the PDF form

Referees are an important part of the graduate studies application process. Your reference helps McMaster determine if an applicant is a suitable match for the program. Again, thank you for contributing your insights.

If you cannot use the electronic reference system, which is the preferred option, you can mail a completed reference form to: School of Graduate Studies, GH 212 , McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8 or email the form to