A degree from Queen’s Department of Chemistry is highly regarded and an important consideration in today's competitive science and technology job market.
Our new $56 million state of the art building is home to The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility and its eight high-field instruments, an on-site Mass spec facility with four mass spectrometers an X-ray diffractometer, a CFI-funded facility for materials characterization and more unique equipment in faculty labs.
You can conduct front-line, industrially-relevant research in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, and theoretical chemistry and take part in interdisciplinary research in such areas as environmental, molecular modeling for drug design and various forms of spectroscopy. Our Chemistry Innovation Council, made up of industry and government leaders, will advise you about career opportunities and help you establish contact with potential employers.
Application Deadline: March 1 for internal funding, but we accept later applications.
We encourage international students to get their applications in early.
"My years at Queen’s have left me with nothing but good memories. It was a great experience, a great city and a great education. It was a solid foundation to launch a career. I wouldn’t be where I am today had I not chosen Queen’s."
Our academic year begins in September, but we also grant admission in January or May by request.
Our students collaborate frequently with Environmental Studies, Engineering, Physics and other departments.
To be considered for admission, submit a letter of intent and/or contact potential supervisors directly. Accepted domestic students must have a potential faculty supervisor in place before registering. International students must have a potential faculty supervisor interested in their Letter of Intent before applying.
Graduates from our programs have found work in universities and such leading companies as GlaxoSmithKline, IMSE, Maxxam, Apotex, Ingenia and others, in positions such as: Research chemist, Research engineer, Scientist, Technical Leader, ICP Analyst, Professor, Post-doctoral fellow.
We consider grades from all four years; however we pay special emphasis on your final years. We also look for evidence of improvement.
We encourage you to send a Letter of Intent to the Chemistry Department before applying.
For international students, if required, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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