Admission Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The program is governed by the general graduate guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies' policies and procedures, including its standards for admission of students. Applicants to the M.Sc. program are expected to have a B.Sc. in Chemistry or a related field, with a B+ (76%) average or higher in their third- and fourth-year classes or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study with an A- (80%) or higher average. Their background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field. Applicants from a university at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer. In this regard, minimal English language proficiency must be demonstrated as outlined by the College of Graduate Studies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The program is governed by the general graduate guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies' policies and procedures, including its standards for the admission of students. Ph.D. applicants will have either an M.Sc. in Chemistry or a related field, with a B+ (76%) average or higher in their M.Sc. coursework and thesis; or, in exceptional cases, an Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry or a related field, with an overall average of 80% or higher. Their background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field. In this regard, minimal English language proficiency must be demonstrated as outlined by the College of Graduate Studies.

Students registered in the M.Sc. program may transfer to the Ph.D. program within their first year of study after completing M.Sc.-level courses worth 12 credits, with an A- (80%) average or higher, and being approved by their research committee. Such transfers must comply with the regulations of the College of Graduate Studies.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Chemistry graduate program committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

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