Master of Science in Applied Science

Saint Mary’s University, Canada    Graduate Science Programs

Full time September, May MSc 2 years
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Computer Science (8) Environmental Sciences (13) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) Geology (18) Materials Science (24) Mathematics (25) Physics (29) Psychology (31)

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Are you ready to take your scientific career to the next level? Look no further than the Master of Science in Applied Science programme at Saint Mary's University. This two-year research degree offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment, allowing you to conduct cutting-edge research in various fields including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and more. With a mix of coursework and research in the first two semesters, followed by dedicated research time, you'll gain valuable skills and make a real difference with your applied research. To qualify, you'll need an Honours BSc or equivalent research experience, along with a faculty member to supervise your research. Don't miss the opportunity to join our friendly and multicultural student community and benefit from our co-op program and valuable industry connections. Apply now and embark on an exciting scientific journey!

About the course

This is the main MSc program for most Science fields at Saint Mary's University. Students can conduct research under the supervision of faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forensic Anthropology, Geography, Geology, Management Science, Math and Computing Science, Cognititive and Neuropsychology, and Physics.

This two-year research degree features interdisciplinary training and co-operative employment opportunities. Students generally undertake a mix of coursework and research during their first two semesters (eight months). The remainder of the student's residency is then largely spent doing research.

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Entry Requirements

Honours BSc or equivalent research experience with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A faculty member who agrees to supervise your research.

English language proficiency (IELTS academic minimum 6.5, with no band below 6.0; TOEFL minimum iBT 80, with no band below 20)

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Where will I study?

Where is Saint Mary’s University, Canada



Value of Scholarship(s)

minimum $17,000 / year for a two year residency


All accepted students receive at least $CAD 17,000 research funding per year, for a two year residency period.

To be considered for Durland Scholarships in Graduate Research, you must:

-Exceed the minimum admission criteria for the research-based graduate program to which they have applied
-Scholarship selection will include special consideration of nominees’ planned area of research focus and alignment with priority research themes outlined by the University.
-The University’s Strategic Research Plan should be used as the primary guide for identifying these themes
-a nominee’s alignment with the faculty supervisor’s interests as well as the nominee’s perceived ability to contribute and complement a faculty member’s research objectives will be viewed as a key indicator of student research potential.

This scholarship is made possible by Chancellor Michael Durland BComm’87 DComm’10, his wife Catherine BComm’87 and their family’s transformative $3-million gift to A World Without Limits: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s University. We would like to sincerely thank the Durland Family for their tremendous support of our students and faculty. These scholarships will enable us to attract and retain the best and brightest graduate students to our programming across all faculties. Read more about The Durland Family’s gift to graduate research.

Value of Scholarship(s)

$10,000 for masters program students and $15,000 for doctoral program students.


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