The PhD in Chemistry allows you to build on your work as an independent researcher in an environment that combines chemistry, biochemistry, and physics. You will work alongside world-renowned faculty members whose expertise in areas such as environmental chemistry, bionanoscience and protein science will propel your research to the next level. The Centre for Research in Molecular Modelling (CERMM), The Centre for NanoScience Research (CeNSR) and The Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry (CBAMS) are recognized for their research excellence and highly qualified personnel training. Our faculty and researchers have published in numerous journals, including Nature and Journal of the American Chemical Society, and have received honours from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Canada Research Chairs Program.
CHEM 670 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics (3 credits)
CHEM 676 - Structure and Function of Biomembranes (3 credits)
CHEM 677 - Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism (3 credits)
CHEM 678 - Protein Engineering and Design (3 credits)
Topics in Instrumentation
CHEM 690 - Selected Topics in Instrumentation (3 credits)
CHEM 691 - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (3 credits)
CHEM 692 - Experimental Protein Chemistry (3 credits)
9 credits – Research Proposal and Comprehensive Examination
CHEM 896 - Research Proposal and Comprehensive Examination (9 credits)
72 credits – Doctoral Research and Thesis
CHEM 856 - Doctoral Research and Thesis (72 credits)
3 credits – Seminar
CHEM 668 - PhD Research Seminar (3 credits)
With permission from their supervisory committee students are allowed to substitute graduate level courses from other departments relevant to their research problems, or professional development (e.g., selected MBA courses) as partial fulfillment towards their degree requirements.
MSc degree in Chemistry with high standing from a recognized university.
Comparable qualifications in biology or biochemistry are also acceptable for applicants wishing to do graduate studies in biochemistry.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
June 1 (Canadian resident) February 1 (International)
September 1 (Canadian resident) June 1 (International)
February 1 (Canadian resident) November 1 (International)
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.