York University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Chemistry program at York University focuses on a wide range of study and research in all of the traditional areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry with specialization available in atmospheric chemistry, mass spectrometry, gas phase ion chemistry, materials science and medicinal chemistry.


Stream and Specializations:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Biological chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Physical & theoretical chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry at York University is an exciting and challenging field of research that deals with the chemistry of our atmosphere, including sources, sinks, transport and physical & chemical transformations in solid, liquid and gas phases.  It is an interdisciplinary field that requires knowledge in the core sciences; chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology as well as other sciences; meteorology, geochemistry, and oceanography.   

Enabling fields include analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and computational chemistry. Areas of policy and research interest in atmospheric chemistry include urban, regional and global oxidant formation, aerosol formation, photochemical smog, acid precipitation, stratospheric ozone depletion, global & regional atmospheric change, arctic pollution and airborne toxic chemicals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry.
  • Structural Elucidation in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry.
  • Mechanisms of Organic Reactions.
  • Advanced Transition Metal Chemistry.
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
  • X-Ray Crystallography
  • Instrumental Methods in Chemistry.
  • Frontiers in Electrochemistry.
  • Selected Topics in Chemical Physics.
  • Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Chemistry GRE is strongly recommended for international students
  • Later applications accepted as space and funding permit
  • 2 recommendation(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6275 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1435 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Part time tuition fees:

  • National students - $717
  • International students - $3137


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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