Simon Fraser University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
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Since its inception in 1965, the Department has justly earned a national and international reputation as one of the most multidisciplinary Chemistry departments in Canada. This program is offered by Simon Fraser University.


The aim of the graduate program in Chemistry at Simon Fraser University is to attract the very best students and encourage their development into independent, high quality scholars while pursuing research in a personal, supportive and interdisciplinary environment. 

The Department offers programs leading to either the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in analytical, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, nuclear, physical and theoretical chemistry, but also encourages studies at the interface of two or more subdisiplines. Entry requirements for these programs differ, as do their coursework and examination requirements.

Program Details

The M.Sc. program is expected to be completed in about 2 years.  It is thus a program that offers a graduate-level education in Chemistry that is a somewhat shorter and less comprehensive alternative to the Ph.D. program.  It is an excellent choice for those seeking a thorough preparation prior to embarking on a Ph.D. degree at SFU.

Research Work -- Students must carry out research, write a thesis, and defend it in an oral examination.  The originality, length, and comprehensiveness of the thesis work is less than that demanded for the Ph.D. degree.

Course Work -- M.Sc. students are required to complete 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework.  An average grade of B or higher is necessary to continue in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Organic Materials Chemistry
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Bio-organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Students looking to enter the M.Sc. program must have completed a B.Sc. degree at a recognized university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or better and provide evidence of ability to carry out advanced studies.
  • The standard grade system used by SFU is 4.33 = A+.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1946 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1946 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Simon Fraser University


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