Graduate studies

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With more than 150 graduate students and 40 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. Our programs prepare our graduate students for fascinating careers in industry, government and academia. 

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Waterloo rank among the top in the country and offer exposure to world-class research on many subjects including the core areas of analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, materials, nanotechnology, organic, physical, polymer, quantum chemistry and theoretical chemistry. 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. See our list of faculty and their research interests to explore your options.

Future graduate students

New graduate students

Current graduate students