Master of Applied Science (MASc)

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Students in the research-based Master of Applied Science program complete a thesis under the supervision of a CivMin faculty member.

Many projects involve industrial partnerships and networking opportunities, project management experience, and collaboration with leading experts. Explore our research themes to see what areas you could pursue in your studies, and find  Faculty members that conduct research in these areas.

Fees, Awards and Funding

Students admitted to the MASc program are provided a funding package for up to 2 years. View our financial information such as fees, scholarships, funding and Teaching Assistantships on our Graduate Fees, Scholarships, and Funding page,

Program Requirements

Each student, in consultation with their supervisor at the beginning of the program, will establish the distribution of time between coursework and thesis or design project.

Normally, students complete a minimum of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (five half courses) before completing their MASc research thesis.

Students must participate in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research during their first or second session of registration.

Program Length and Time Limit

Students will typically take 24 months to complete the program. This equates to six (6) consecutive sessions of full-time study (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S).

Students must complete their program within three (3) years.

MASc to PhD Transfer

MASc students with excellent performance may be permitted to transfer into the PhD program, under the same supervisor, typically after completing no more than fourteen months of their master’s degree program. Approval of transfer will be evaluated based on the student’s advanced research capabilities, as well as academic standing.

To transfer, students must have a recommendation from their supervisor and adequate grades.

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