Masters Full-Time Course-Based Program

The Guelph-Waterloo Centre full time course-based MSc option is designed for students who wish to complete the degree requirement over a one-year period. Degree requirements consist of six one-term graduate courses plus Chem 794(0) (MSc Seminar) and Chem 797(0) (MSc Research Paper).  Up to three University of Guelph/Waterloo graduate courses may be taken outside of the Department of Chemistry.  Financial support may be available (but is not guaranteed) to a student carrying out an experimental research project.  In selecting which University they will apply through, applicants are encouraged to review the research conducted by faculty at each institution and, in light of their own research interests, choose that University as their home university.  This program is available for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Time Limits

The full-time course-based MSc option allows students to focus on any area of chemistry or biochemistry. The minimum period of time for completion of the full-time MSc is two terms and it is expected that the program will normally be completed within one year, with a maximum duration of two years.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are the same as the full-time regular thesis MSc program. A normal start-date is September, as the majority of courses are offered in the Fall and Winter terms.

Chem 794(0) and Chem 797(0) Course Requirements

Chem 794(0) and Chem 797(0) will usually be taken after the six regular courses have been completed, but students may certainly complete the seminar and project earlier if he/she wishes.  The Chem 794(0) Master’s Seminar is to take place prior to beginning the Masters research work and should be completed before the beginning of the graduate student’s last term.  The Chem 797(0) Research Paper is an experimental project to be completed during one term (or equivalent) of full-time research in the laboratory of a Centre faculty member.  A written report is required, and an open, public seminar based on the content of the report will be presented.