Graduate Studies at McMaster
The research activity of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been a traditional strength of the Department. All Faculty enjoy a significant number of research grants from government and industry, providing an excellent milieu for productive graduate research.
Master's of Applied Science (M.A.Sc. or MSc) Thesis: Research programme requiring the completion of the equivalent of 4 half graduate level courses plus presentation and defence of a thesis embodying results of an original investigation is required. This program is intended mainly for full-time candidates but may be taken on a part-time basis.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Equivalent of 4 half courses beyond the Master's degree and successful defence of a thesis is required. Candidates are required to pass a Comprehensive Examination. Under some circumstances, arrangements can be made with the Department for part-time Ph.D. study.
Post-Degree Studies: A post-degree student is one who holds a university degree and has been given permission to take a specific graduate course, but has not be admitted to a graduate program. We are only accepting paper applications for post-degree studies at this time.