Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Co-operative Program (direct entry)

The program information below is valid for the fall 2023 term (September 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023).

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Graduate research fields

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nanoscience
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Co-operative
    • Joint
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Science with a minimum overall standing of 75% in the last 2 years (domestic students only), and is restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Application materials 
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must successfully complete at least 4 one-term graduate courses (0.50 unit weight), which must include CHEM 784 Foundations of Literature Review and CHEM 794 Master's Seminar.
    • 2 graduate courses may be taken through other departments within their registered University or students may request transfer credit for courses taken from another University to meet the course requirements. Students are advised to consult with their supervisor in the selection of courses.
    • At least 2 of the required 4 one-term courses including the CHEM 794 Master's Seminar must be completed during the first two terms in residence.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Studies Work Report
    • Students will spend the following two terms (8 months) working in an industrial or government laboratory, upon completion of which they must present an acceptable work report. Returning to the campus, students will then complete their coursework and research, and prepare the Master's Thesis.
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Students must submit and defend an acceptable Master's thesis.