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With more than 150 graduate students and 39 faculty members, graduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo is one of the largest in Canada. Research in chemistry encompasses a broad range of topics relevant to life and environmental sciences, to the development of new materials and nanotechnology, but also to improving our fundamental understanding of the world surrounding us. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Waterloo offer exposure to world-class research on many subjects including the core areas of analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, materials, nanotechnology, organic, physical, polymer and theoretical chemistry. Our programs prepare our graduate students for fascinating careers in the industry, government and academia.

Our Chemistry and Biochemistry Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs rank among the top in the country. We also participate in the collaborative M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Nanotechnology, the first of its kind in Canada, and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), dedicated to pursuing a wide variety of theoretical and experimental approaches to quantum information.

Explore graduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo:

  • Graduate Programs
    M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology and the Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Funding and Tuition
    Please note students coming to the University of Waterloo for graduate studies in Chemistry may be eligible for our entrance scholarship.
  • How to Apply
    See our admission requirements and details about the application process.
  • Find a Research Supervisor
    With 39 faculty members, our Department is one of the largest chemistry departments in Canada, engaged in a broad range of research activities.
  • Life at Waterloo
    The Waterloo region is rich in culture, sports activities and community awareness.