Canadian students should apply by March 1 to be considered for Fall (September) admission. International students who will require a study permit should apply by February 1. Applications submitted after these dates may be considered on a case-by-case basis, if requested by a potential supervisor.
Applications to graduate programs are submitted online through the School of Graduate Studies.
Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, an applicant shall normally hold at least a second class B.Sc. degree or its equivalent. Candidates whose B.Sc. is not in chemistry but in a related field may be admissable.
Students whose language of instruction for their baccalaureate degree was not English are required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Official test scores must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing authority.
Letters of appraisal (on the appropriate forms) should be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies by two referees.
Applicants are encouraged to correspond directly with prospective supervisors.
Notice of financial support will normally accompany the letter of formal admission.
Information with respect to initial registration procedures will be forwarded to successful applicants by the School of Graduate Studies. Questions and requests for deferred registration should be sent to the Graduate Officer, Department of Chemistry.
All students who intend to register in a particular semester are required to be on campus by the registration date indicated in the letter of admission. Failure to meet this arrival deadline may jeopardize financial support from teaching assistantships.
Fast-Track Admission for Canadian Applicants
Many of the graduate students in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial completed their B.Sc.'s at primarily undergraduate universities in Atlantic Canada, including Cape Breton University, St. Francis-Xavier University, St. Mary's University, Mount Allison University, and the University of Prince Edward Island.
Due to these relationships, we provide a fast-track admissions process for students from Canadian universities, which allows students to be admitted within weeks of applying. Qualified students can even be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program from their B.Sc. (Hons). Funding is also available for prospective students to visit Memorial to meet with prospective supervisors and classmates. Contact the graduate recruiting committee for more information.