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Teaching: Fall 2020 courses will proceed remotely!

  • Courses will be delivered via Zoom, myCourses, take-home kits, and other demonstrated interactive platforms
  • Course delivery will implement modern, evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies
  • This is a chance for students to shape their own education, and shape the future of science education at McGill

What will hands-on learning look like at McGill this fall?
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Graduate Programs

The Department of Chemistry at McGill offers a course of study for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The study program involves a balance of course work and research. The course work is designed to provide depth in the area of specialization, as well as breadth in related areas. The successful careers of McGill graduates over many years testify to the effectiveness of this process.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry (Thesis) (45 Credits)

The M.Sc. program includes course work (typically 3 courses) and a significant research component, culminating in the submission of a thesis. This program typically takes 2 years to complete.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Chemistry

The Ph.D. program trains qualified individuals for careers in research, development, and teaching. The Ph.D. degree is considered a research degree and it is awarded primarily for creative work and originality. Stress is laid on the development of independent research. Upon completion of the program, the successful student will not only have contributed to the field of knowledge, but will also have developed skills as an independent, professional scientist. A series of graduate courses is required and will be selected to  meet the specific needs of the student (i.e., courses related to current research). Most students require four to five years study to complete the Ph.D. degree. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program; an M.Sc. degree is not an admissions requirement


Jovanka Bogojeski (Damha group) operates a DNA synthesizer. Photo: Owen Egan

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