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Chemistry, M.Sc.


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Course Requirements


The minimum course requirement for the M.Sc. degree is four graduate modules or the equivalent, selected from any of the offered Chemistry modules, 600-level courses (one module credit each), or extra-departmental graduate courses (usually two module credits each). The minimum passing grade for any course is B-. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of two prescribed modules within their sub-discipline (see Chemistry, Ph.D ). A maximum of one 600-level course may be included in the minimum course requirement. Additional courses beyond the minimum requirement may be recommended by the supervisory committee.

Colloquium


M.Sc. candidates must present a departmental research colloquium (see here ).

Thesis and Defence


A thesis embodying the results of original research must be defended in a final oral examination.

Transfer to Ph.D.


Students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for the M.Sc. degree and have made satisfactory progress in their research may apply to the department for transfer to the Ph.D. program, without first satisfying the M.Sc. thesis requirement. The transfer must occur within 22 months of starting the M.Sc. degree. The transfer examination involves the submission and defence of a report detailing the student’s research progress and a comprehensive proposal for future research.

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