Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • oral thesis defense
  • residency requirement: M.Sc. students are required to live locally until core program requirements have been met, including thesis committee approval of pre-proposal, and completion of required courses.

A minimum of 18 credit units, including the following:

  • 4 credit units of elective graduate-level courses (A 400-level undergraduate course may be taken with approval of the Graduate Program Chair). A one credit unit course may be used in addition to a three-credit unit class to meet the minimum elective requirement.
  • CHEP 800.3
  • CHEP 821.2
  • CHEP 822.2
  • CHEP 823.2
  • CHEP 824.2
  • An approved 3 credit unit research methods class. The following classes are approved for the MSc research methods requirement with other selections needing approval from the Graduate Chair:
    • CHEP 805.3
    • CHEP 816.3
    • CHEP 818.3
    • CHEP 820.3
  • CHEP 990.0
  • CHEP 994.0