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Take the next step toward becoming a leader in a field that occupies a uniquely central place in science. Develop new approaches to everything from sustainable energy to treatment of disease in our innovative doctoral program. Our award-winning department includes 40 faculty members and 100-plus graduate students focused on advancing knowledge and finding solutions to problems in areas such as cleaner energy, health, and chemistry for the quantum-nano world. As you design and conduct your own original research, you will benefit from the support of state-of-the-art laboratories and tools, while your imagination will be fed by the department’s extensive research presentations and talks featuring world-class experts in the field of chemistry.
Director of Research, Educator, Government Regulatory Scientist, Industrial Process Chemist, Medical Researcher, Research Scientist, Scientific Advocate (Business, Law, Government Policy), Team/Project Leader.
A PhD in chemistry is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
One to four courses, depending on academic background
Four years full-time; six years maximum
Co-Supervision is required; supervisors must agree to oversee the student prior to application
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system.
MSc required. A four-year honours bachelor degree with a minimum 3.70 GPA will also be considered.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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