MSc Program

Program Requirements

  • Demonstration of proficiency in all four areas (analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical) as required.
  • Enrollment in and passing 3 one-term graduate level courses. MSc students will not be given course exemption for courses taken prior to admission to the Chemistry graduate program.
  • Students must obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or greater in their first year, and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or greater in their second and subsequent years in order to remain in the graduate program.
  • MSc students must conduct research under the direction of their supervisor and must submit the results of this research as an MSc thesis to a committee. The examination committee will consist of the research supervisor, one member of the student's supervisory committee, and one arm's length examiner.
  • At the MSc oral examination, the student is expected to give a brief oral presentation of his or research, and to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of his or her thesis subject and related areas.

Change of Category

A student enrolled in the MSc program may change categories and become enrolled in a PhD program. The student must meet the performance requirements for the program. The change of category is requested by the student's research supervisor and must be approved by the student's supervisory committee.