Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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Admission Requirements

M.Sc. (Master of Science) or M.A.Sc. (Master of Applied Science)

  • Four (4) year Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related science (such as Biochemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering)

  • At least a second class academic standing (B+, 75-79%, GPA 3.3)

  • Previous research experience is not required, but may be taken into account when assessing applications

NOTE: You must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science in order to register in the M.A.Sc. program.

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

  • M.Sc. degree in Chemistry or related science (such as Biochemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering)

  • At least a second class academic standing (B+, 75-79%, GPA 3.3) 

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) - Direct Entry from B.Sc.

  • Four (4) year Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related science (such as Biochemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering)

  • High academic achievement at the undergraduate level (85+%)

  • Previous research experience is required and plays a key role in admission

English Requirements

English is the language of instruction and communication at Queen's University.  Proficiency is a prerequisite for admission to all graduate programs for all students whose native language is not English and for those who have not completed a university degree in English.

The following English Language Proficiency tests are acceptable, if obtained within the last two years:

  • TOEFL score (580 paper based / 237 computer based)

           OR

  • TOEFL iBT minimum score of 88/120, composed of:
    • Writing: 24/30
    • Speaking: 22/30
    • Reading: 22/30
    • Listening: 20/30

           OR

  • IELTS minimum 7.0

Research Supervisor

Domestic (Canadian & Permanent Residents)

Although a research supervisor is not required to apply to our graduate program, all accepted students must have a research supervisor in place before starting their graduate program.
 

International

All international applicants must have identified and received a commitment of support from a research supervisor before their application will be assessed. Applicants are high encouraged to enquire early on about positions with specific supervisors as there are a limited number of graduate positions available for international students.