Chemical Sciences (M.Sc.)

Study the building blocks essential to creating the foundation for all matter in the world.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Sabine Montaut

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext: 2185

Email: smontaut@laurentian.ca

Office: S-219

How to Apply
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For admission as either a full- or part-time graduate student, candidates must submit proof of upper second-class standing (B average) in a four-year undergraduate B.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or equivalent. Candidates not possessing the equivalent of a four-year degree can apply for a Qualifying Year in Chemistry and Biochemistry in order to complete the minimum program requirements by contacting the Office of Admissions. 

 

Application Process

Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator and/or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student.  Students are encouraged to consult the faculty list on the Faculty Members tab in order to identify a potential supervisor (i.e. a faculty member they would like to work with).  

 

Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Once students have applied, they will receive instructions (typically within 48 hours) from the Office of Admissions leading them to the MyLaurentian portal. Students can access the portal at my.laurentian.ca; sign in credentials will be provided in the correspondence received from the Office of Admissions upon successful completion of an application. The following documents will be required in order to complete an application.

Documents:

  • Three Reference Forms (to begin the process at my.laurentian.ca click on "Reference Submission" on the left-hand navigation menu)
  • Statement of Interest (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian)
  • Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies* (Please note that current or prior Laurentian University students do not need to request transcripts)  

*Please note that official transcripts or WES course-by-course (for institutions attended outside of North America) must come directly to the Office of Admissions from the previous post secondary institution by requesting at the time of your application or by contacting the institution's Registrar's Office.

 

Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department.  An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications.

 

Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant.  The Admissions Committee will then make a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. The Graduate Studies office will verify the dossier and if satisfactory, the Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the recommendation to the Office of Admissions at Laurentian University for admission. 

 

Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian.  Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer. Once the student has accepted the offer, a transition to the registration process occurs.

 

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Students must follow these regulations while in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

Approved Fields of Study

  • Chemical Sciences

 

Thesis Stream

   CHMI-5000EL - Thesis

   CHMI-5606EL - Research Seminar in Chemistry

   6 credits of CHMI 5xxx

 

Academic Regulations for Thesis Stream

Paired courses (4X7X/5X7X, 4X8X/5X8X, 4X9X/5X9X) are not eligible for credit

Student must write and successfully defend a thesis in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Each student is be required to give an oral presentation on a topic that is different from that given in any other course. This requirement is met by taking CHMI 5606.

Each student will be assigned a three-person advisory committee which must include their supervisor. At least two members of this committee must be full-time faculty members in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. The committee will meet with the student at least once a year to discuss his/her progress.

 

Critical Review Essay

   CHMI-5005EL - Critical Review Essay

   CHMI-5606EL - Research Seminar in Chemistry

   15 credits of CHMI 5xxx


Academic Regulations for Critical Review Essay Stream

The public presentation and the oral exam required for CHMI 5005 will be chaired by a representative of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and will be evaluated by the student’s advisory committee. Failure to pass the oral exam requires the student retake it within three months. A second failure means the student will not receive credit for the course.

Each student is be required to give an oral presentation on a topic that is different from that given in any other course. This requirement is met by taking CHMI 5606.

Each student will be assigned a three-person advisory committee, which must include their supervisor. At least two members of the committee must be full-time faculty members in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. The committee will meet with the student at least once a year to discuss his/her progress.

Year:

CHMI-5000EL - Thesis CHMI-5005EL - Critical Review Essay CHMI-5127EL - Topics in Environmental Chemistry CHMI-5127EL - Topics in Environmental Chemistry CHMI-5137EL - Advanced Electrochemistry CHMI-5196EL - Topics in Analytical Chemistry CHMI-5216EL - Protein Chemistry CHMI-5217EL - Biochem. of Transport Systems CHMI-5226EL - Metallobiochemistry CHMI-5236EL - Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes CHMI-5236EL - Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes
CHMI-5246EL - Selected Topics - Biochemistry CHMI-5256EL - Molecular Basis of Cancer CHMI-5266EL - Molecular Evolution CHMI-5486EL - Advanced Medicinal Chemistry CHMI-5516EL - Topics in Advanced Thermodynamics CHMI-5517EL - Surface Chem of Biomaterials CHMI-5546EL - Topics- Mathematical Chemistry CHMI-5576EL - Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics CHMI-5597EL - Computer-Aided Molecular Simulations and Chemical Design CHMI-5606EL - Research Seminar in Chemistry