The Master of Science in Chemistry provides you with research options in numerous areas of growing importance such as: materials chemistry, medicinal chemistry, genomics, protein structure and nanoscience. Chemical sciences are fundamental in today’s world, impacting every aspect of our society from health to the environment. Our internationally renowned faculty will help you attain your research goals and you will have access to our specialized research centres and state-of-the-art facilities. The program allows you to experience the immediate impact of your research through a Co-op MSc program, in which research is conducted for an employer while directing your work towards a thesis project. Master’s students who wish to continue their academic training may transfer to the PhD program, with approval from the Graduate Studies Committee.
Honours or specialization degree in chemistry or biochemistry or its equivalent.
Comparable qualifications in related areas such as biology or physics may also be acceptable.
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.
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)
33 credits – Thesis
CHEM 655 - Master's Research and Thesis (33 credits)
3 credits – Seminar
CHEM 666 - MSc Seminar (3 credits)
With permission from their supervisory committee, students are allowed to take graduate level courses from other departments relevant to their research problems, as partial fulfillment towards their degree requirements.
Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.
For IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 or more is required in each component; for TOEFL, a minimum score of 20 or more is required in each component. This Department does not give conditional acceptances to improve English.
We are committed to providing students the support they need to focus on their studies. Top students benefit from scholarships, and all students are eligible for research and teaching assistantships together with conference awards and other funding.
Salary support in the form of research and teaching stipends starts at a minimum of $17,500 per annum for all full-time graduate students (excluding Co-op students). Exceptional applicants may, upon entry to the program, be awarded a supplementary Arts and Science Fellowship of $5,000/year for two years.
The departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the Faculty of Arts and Science are seeking graduate students for specific research areas. Please visit this page for new opportunities regularly.
Many of these facilities are shared with Concordia’s other ground-breaking science departments: biology, physics, psychology and exercise science. The proximity of researchers working in various disciplines helps foster innovative and productive collaborations.
Concordia has a long-standing tradition of preparing Master’s students for careers demanding a broad spectrum of research and technical skills. The program is designed to advance analytical and experimental knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry through a combination of specialized courses, seminars and a supervised original research project culminating in a thesis. In addition to departmental course offerings, students can take advantage of crossover teaching with other science departments, and workshops offered through GradProSkills to hone their soft skills.