Academic Programs

General Program Regulations

Program and Course Requirements

M.Sc. Timeline and Requirements

M.Sc. Part-Time Course-Based Requirements

M.Sc. Full-Time Course-Based Requirements

Ph.D. Direct from M.Sc. Transfer Guidelines

Ph.D. Timeline and Requirements

Nanotechnology MSc/PhD Collaborative Program

Quantum Information MSc/PhD Collaborative Program

Toxicology MSc/PhD Collaborative Program

Funding, Scholarships and Arranging Your Fees

Arranging Your Fees

University Scholarships and Funding

Regular Degree Programs (by thesis)

The regular M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs include course work, and a long-term experimental research project in the laboratory of a Centre faculty member. A thesis is submitted and defended at the end of the degree program.

  1. Ph.D.
  2. M.Sc.
  3. Collaborative


Co-operative Option (by thesis)

In addition to course work and a research project (described above), the co-operative option allows students to work in an industrial or government laboratory for either two (M.Sc.) or three (Ph.D.) terms. During this period, students are paid a salary commensurate with their degree level and prior work experience.

Part-time course-based M.Sc. program

This M.Sc. program is designed for students whose work or family responsibilities allow for study time in the evenings only. The program involves course work as its major component, and offers in addition a one-term research project.

Collaborative program in Quantum Information

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo participates in the Collaborative M.Sc./Ph.D. program in Quantum Information. The interdisciplinary research program, jointly offered by two departments in the Faculty of Science, three departments in the Faculty of Mathematics and one in the Faculty of Engineering, provide students with both strong and broad foundations in quantum information science, coupled with knowledge and expertise obtained within their home programs. This will prepare them for the workforce and/or further graduate studies and research leading towards a PhD degree. Centre faculty members participating in this program at the University of Waterloo can be found listed in the fact sheet Quantum Information MSc/PhD Collaborative Program

Collaborative program in Nanotechnology

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo participates in the Collaborative M.Sc./Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology. The interdisciplinary research program, jointly offered by three departments in the Faculty of Science and four in the Faculty of Engineering, provide students with a stimulating educational environment that spans from basic research through to application. The goal of the collaborative program is to allow students to gain perspectives on nanotechnology from a wide community of scholars within and outside their disciplines in both course and thesis work. Centre faculty members participating in this program at the University of Waterloo can be found listed in the fact sheet Nanotechnology MSc/PhD Collaborative Program.

Collaborative program in Toxicology

The University of Guelph is the headquarters for the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres (CNTC), and has both undergraduate and graduate programs in Toxicology. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs related to several basic and applied aspects of toxicology are offered by several departments, including the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. degree. Centre faculty members participating in this program at the University of Waterloo can be found listed in the fact sheet Toxicology MSc/PhD Collaborative Program

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