Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo


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Program Information

School:Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Doctorate; Co-op
Field of Study:Chemistry, General
Description:With more than 150 graduate students and 39 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. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Waterloo offer exposure to world-class research on many subjects including the core areas of analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, materials, nanotechnology, organic, physical, polymer and theoretical chemistry. Our programs prepare our graduate students for fascinating careers in the industry, government and academia.

Our Chemistry and Biochemistry Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs rank among the top in the country. 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.
URL:Chemistry at Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Thesis Based:Yes

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A Master of Science (MSc) degree (or equivalent) in Science with at least a minimum overall standing of 75% in the last 2 years (domestic students only).
  • A student is eligible to apply for direct admission to the PhD in Chemistry - Co-operative program if they have a first class Honours Bachelor of Science degree, or the equivalent, and is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Course requirements are reduced by 1 course for students admitted directly to the PhD program from a Bachelor of Science (BSc).
  • Application Notes :
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • 3 academic references
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 29, 2022