Chemistry

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

The application deadline for Chemistry (MSc and PhD) program is March 14, 2018.

Program 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.

Your studies will be enhanced by our top-rate facilities including three research centres: the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, the Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry and the Centre for Research in Biomolecular Interactions.

Note: Applicants who meet the Fall Entry early deadline will receive full consideration for scholarships and awards and teaching assistant positions. Applicants who meet the Fall Entry final deadline will receive full consideration for teaching assistant positions. Applications may also be accepted past the final deadline.

Stream and Specializations: 
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Biological chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Physical & theoretical chemistry

MSc

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Thesis AND
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Part-time - 2-4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Winter Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    March 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    November 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Winter entry only)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Summer entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Chemistry GRE is strongly recommended for international students
    • Later applications accepted as space and funding permit
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    March 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Chemistry GRE is strongly recommended for international students
    • Later applications accepted as space and funding permit
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3