M.Sc. program

The Master of Science program is a research-oriented program leading to a thesis, with some course and seminar requirements. The degree typically requires two to three years of full-time study to complete.

Students select courses to match their background, interests and research specialization, with direction from their program advisory committee.  The minimum course and seminar requirements are outlined below.  In some cases, the student’s program advisory committee, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, may require additional courses to address specific gaps in the student’s background or that are necessary to support the student’s thesis research.

General UNB graduate studies requirements and regulations, including dissertation requirements and final oral examination procedures, are described in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.

Course requirements

Specialization in Analytical, Inorganic or Physical Chemistry

i) CHEM 6010 Graduate Seminar I

ii)  two term courses at the 4000 level or higher (minimum of 3 credit hours each)

Specialization in Organic/Bio-organic Chemistry

i) CHEM 6010 Graduate Seminar I

ii) a single term course at the 4000 level or higher (minimum of 3 credit hours)

iii) one of the following:

CHEM 6430 Topics in Reaction Mechanisms I

CHEM 6470 Topics in Reaction Mechanisms II

CHEM 6480 Topics in Reaction Mechanisms III

Seminar Requirements

i) Graduate students in the M.Sc. program are required to complete the graduate seminar course CHEM 6010 noted above, which requires presentation of a seminar on a topic taken from the current research literature.

ii) Graduate students are required to present, near the end of their program, a seminar to the department summarizing their thesis research project. 

In addition, the Department of Chemistry organizes a diverse series of research seminars by internal and external speakers throughout the year; all graduate students are expected to attend these seminars as part of their graduate program.