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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry



¿Qué aprenderé?

Program Overview

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.


Students 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, advise students about career opportunities and help you establish contact with potential employers. Our students collaborate frequently with Environmental Studies, Engineering, Physics and other departments. Travel opportunities are available case by case.

Method of Completion

Ph.D.: Course work, research thesis, comprehensive oral exam, research seminar

Career paths - employment opportunities

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

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$12.927,45 (US$ 9.434) por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2024


Faculty of Arts and Science

Dunning Hall - First Floor,

94 University Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Master’s degree in Cultural Studies or a related discipline from a recognized university. Academic average of at least an A .

Para estudiantes internacionales

M.Sc. or equivalent in chemistry. Direct entry to Ph.D. for students without a M.Sc. is available with exceptional grades and significant research experience.

Students registered in our Master’s program who show exceptional promise and have a first-class standing may be admitted to the doctoral program without completing the requirements for the master’s degree.

Grades of all four years are considered Emphasis is placed on the final years and on evidence of improvement.

Test Requirements

For international students, if required, a TOEFL total 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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