Master of Applied Sciences (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Thesis/research based degree programs

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

We suggest that you apply, upload all materials and then start the process of trying to make contact with faculty members in the research area(s) that you are interested in. You can contact a faculty member to be your prospective supervisor through our official form

MASc Admission and Program Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

We suggest that you apply, upload all materials and then start the process of trying to make contact with faculty members in the research area(s) that you are interested in. You can contact a faculty member to be your prospective supervisor through our official form

PhD Admission and Program requirements

Admission criteria

In order to be admitted to a thesis/research-based degree program, applicants must formally apply online for admission.  Pre-evaluations will not be made.  Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements and a faculty member must formally agree to act as your supervisor before an Offer of Admission is sent to the applicant by way of their QUEST account. When ready, you can contact a faculty member for potential supervision through our official online form.

Exceptional MASc applicants may be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program from a bachelor’s program. Applicants interested in being considered for a direct-entry PhD should include a statement to that effect in their Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Applicants who will be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program will be contacted by a representative from the Department within two months of the application deadline.

Complete applications will be screened by the Admissions Coordinator for our minimum admission requirements.  Ineligible applicants will be notified through Quest.  Eligible applicants will have their applications circulated to our faculty members for consideration.  Interested Faculty members  will formally initiate the process to offer admission to the applicant through the Admissions Coordinator.  If admission is approved at the Department, Faculty, and Graduate Studies levels, applicants will receive their Offer of Admission through their QUEST account.  

Option: Applicants may contact potential supervisors directly to explore whether there is opportunity to conduct research under their supervision in advance of applying.  If you would like your application to be directed to a specific faculty member(s), please indicate them by name on your Application for Admission.  An official Offer of Admission must be received by the applicant to verify admission.