Chemistry (PhD)

Chemistry at Brock offers graduate students the opportunity to work with large instrumentations, including NMR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, ETR spectroscopy, gas chromatography and the HPCl.


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Computational Methods

Entry point:

  • January, May, September


  • Thesis – 12 terms (4 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

Applications are considered when received. Please contact the program directly for more details.
*Please note* – Applications for the Fall 2022 entry point are open now.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
    • Three references are required.
    • Statement of Research Interest: No more than two pages in length, in which applicants indicate their career aspirations/plans, specific research interests, and experience relevant to their interests. If a potential thesis supervisor has been contacted, he/ she must be identified in the statement of intent.
    • The program may require an applicant to submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in Chemistry as part of the application materials.
    • Acceptance into the program requires that a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry agrees to supervise the student’s research program. If a potential thesis supervisor has been contacted, this should be identified in the statement of research interest. See the department website for information regarding faculty members.
    • A brief curriculum vitae (CV)

Career outcomes

  • Professional degree programs: MBA, Pharmacy, Medical School, Law School
  • Analytical chemist
  • Research Scientist in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Petroleum and Food Science Industries
  • Product/Process Development Chemist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Science writer
  • Teaching
  • Finance
  • Environmental consultant
  • University lecturer/researcher
  • Intellectual property specialist