Graduate Program Information

M.Sc. Program Information
Ph.D. Program Information

M.Sc. Program Information

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the program is an Honours B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, with a B+ average in the last two years and a B average overall. Applicants who do not meet this requirement, or whose undergraduate degree is in another, closely related field (e.g. Biochemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Physics, Material Sciences or Chemical Engineering), may be accepted into the program, but may be assigned extra courses.

Program Requirements

Full-time students in the master’s program will normally complete the degree requirements in two years. Part-time students will normally complete the degree requirements in four years.

  1. A research thesis defended at an oral examination (3.0 credits)
  2. One credit of graduate courses (made up of any combination of 0.5 credit and 0.25 credit courses)
  3. CHEM 5801 (1.0 credit)

Ottawa-Carleton Collaborative Program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology

The Departments of Chemistry and Biology at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa provide a collaborative program in chemical and environmental toxicology at the M.Sc. level. For further information please contact the individual departments.

Disclaimer: The preceding information is provided for convenience only. Please consult the Carleton University Graduate Calendar for official information about admission and program requirements.

Ph.D. Program Information

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program is a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Chemistry. Students enrolled in the M.Sc. program may transfer to the Ph.D. program after successfully completing of one year of graduate studies.

Program Requirements

Most students require four to five years study to complete the Ph.D. degree program.

  1. A research thesis defended before an examination board which includes an external examiner (10.0 credits)
  2. A comprehensive examination in chemistry. The format of this examination depends on the field of chemistry in which the student is conducting his/her research. At Carleton University this normally consists of two parts:
    • a research proposal examination and
    • a research topic presentation. Consult the recent calendar or the Director/Associate Director for details. Students who fail to complete the comprehensive examination by the end of their third year in the graduate school will be deregistered from the program. (No credit, Pass or Fail)
  3. Two credits of graduate courses (made up of any combination of 0.5 credit and 0.25 credit courses).
  4. CHEM 5801 (1.0 credit)
  5. CHEM 5802 (1.0 credit)

Program Requirements (from M.Sc.)

Same as above, except that under exceptional circumstances only one seminar course will be required and credit for up to one credit of graduate courses may be given to reduce the requirement for graduate course credit from two to one. Students must complete their comprehensive examination within two years or be deregistered from the program.

Disclaimer: The preceding information is provided for convenience only. Please consult the Carleton University Graduate Calendar for official information about admission and program requirements.