Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Chemistry (PhD)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Chemistry, General
Description:The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Ph.D.), with research option in chemistry or biochemistry, is the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's highest degree program. The program provides students with an opportunity to obtain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen area of specialization. Graduates are talented, well-trained researchers. They are valued as employees in the private and public sectors, as well as in institutions of higher learning.
URL:Chemistry (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,162

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students wishing to enter the Ph.D. program should hold a M.Sc. degree or its equivalent from a recognized university. Outstanding students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or greater in their last two years of study and those with external scholarships (NSERC, CHIR, FQRSC) may also apply to the Ph.D. program directly from their B.Sc. program. Evidence will be required that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. The Ph.D. program (90 credits) generally requires about four years to complete. It is also possible to carry out Ph.D. studies on a CO-OP basis with the collaboration of an employer.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. Confidential Reference Letters. Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose. Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English or French-speaking university are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requires only a brief and to the point statement of purpose. One or two paragraphs are adequate. The applicant should explain why he or she wants to study at Concordia, and the statement can also indicate a preference for a particular research area, or even a specific research group. Most importantly, the statement must be original, i.e., written by the applicant in his or her own words.

    * 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 November 25, 2021

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