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Master of Science (MSc) program

A research-oriented master leading to a thesis with some course and seminar requirements

Our Master of Science program can be completed in two to three years of full-time study.

Students pick courses that match their background, interests and research specialization with direction of their program advisory committee.

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.

Details and guidelines

Course requirements  

Specialization in Analytical, Inorganic or Physical Chemistry 

  • CHEM 6010 Graduate Seminar I 
  • two term courses at the 4000 level or higher (minimum of 3 credit hours each)

Specialization in Organic/Bio-organic Chemistry 

  • CHEM 6010 Graduate Seminar I 
  • a single term course at the 4000 level or higher (minimum of 3 credit hours)
  • two single term courses at 6000 level (minimum of 3 credit hours each)

Seminar requirements 

Graduate students must complete the graduate seminar course CHEM 6010. This seminar requires the presentation of a seminar on a topic taken from the current research literature.  

Near the end of their program, graduate students must present a seminar summarizing their thesis research project to the department.  

The Department of Chemistry organizes a series of research seminars by internal and external speakers throughout the year. We expect all graduate students to attend these seminars as part of their graduate program.