Skip to main content

This program is an opportunity to explore matter as you delve into current and future global challenges related to the environment, food, health, security, energy, and new materials.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in chemistry, or an equivalent degree.

Applicants who hold a master’s degree in a related field may be eligible. However, admission is not automatic. The program director may require students to do qualifying coursework depending on their previous training.

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 2.9 out of 4.33 or the equivalent as recognized by Université Laval.

French and English proficiency

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Science of materials and surfaces
  • Environmental analysis
  • Modern optical materials and biosensors
  • Synthetic and biological macromolecules


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in chemistry. (In French only)

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.