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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Canada

Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.

667 Master of Science Master's degrees in Canada

M.Sc. Food Science

The general program in Food Science involves studies of the physical, chemical or biological characteristics of food during all phases of manufacturing and processing - starting with the raw materials and ending in consumer products. 

M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (Ph.D.)

The Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics delivers the highly rated graduate degrees in Agricultural Economics. Agricultural Economics provides opportunities for students to learn and use advanced theoretical and empirical methods in applied economics.

M.Sc. Computer Science

The Computer Science Master program is part of a faculty that brings in millions of dollars from research and industry partners and has a strong a diverse graduate student compliment; with over 170 graduate students coming from more than 20 countries, as well as a wide variety of teaching and research areas.

M.Sc. Geology

The M.Sc. in Geology program has two objectives: 1) to provide B.Sc. Honours graduates with an opportunity to expand their knowledge base in the Earth Sciences through an intensive teaching program that includes theoretical and applied aspects of their discipline and 2) to introduce students to the basics of geoscience research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.

M.Sc. Genetic Counselling

Over the past decade, advances in genomic medicine and genetic technology have been dramatic. Genetic counsellors have an integral role to play in helping patients and other healthcare professionals understand the options, benefits and limitations of this rapidly changing landscape.

M.Sc. Biological Sciences

The department offers research-based graduate programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences in the following fields: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Neurobiology and Physiology; Plant Sciences, Oenology and Viticulture.

M.Sc. Food Science and Technology

This program offers graduate level class work and research opportunities related to food process technology, food microbiology, edible oils, engineering design, post-mortem biochemistry of muscle foods, proteins and enzymes, food rheology, and beverage science.

Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science provides exciting challenges to graduate students in the areas of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology.

M.Sc. Accounting

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, accredited by the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), is designed to prepare students for careers in public administration and policy work in diverse areas such as non-government organizations, industry associations, and, of course, the public service.

M.Sc. Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner is a practice-oriented, theory-based degree that prepares graduates to be autonomous practitioners, leaders, role models, and educators in primary health care. The Nursing program is offered by the University of Northern British Columbia.

M.Sc. Materials Engineering

Consider the Master of Science (MSc) program if you want to specialize in an area within chemical, process control, or materials engineering. The MSc is a full-time, research-based program requiring the completion of a thesis. An MSc will help students concentrate on one area of study, which will benefit them as they enter or re-enter the industry with more advanced skills and knowledge.

Faculty of Engineering
M.Sc. Kinesiology

The MSc (Kinesiology) program commenced in 2005. In its short history, 10 master’s students have continued on to doctoral programs. Graduate students have authored or co-authored approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles in that period. 

M.Sc. Food Science

Faculty interests include: value-added crop utilization; novel techniques to detect food adulteration; lipid quality and utilization; food nanotechnology; food enzymology; meat quality; microbial bioproducts; lipid biotechnology; food and environmental microbiology; protein quality and utilization; and mycology, microbial biotechnology and bioproducts.

M.Sc. Management

The Masters of Science in Management (MScM) is designed for students wishing to pursue a research career in industry or academia.

M.Sc. Veterinary Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine offers graduate level training linked to completion of original research, leading to thesis-based MSc and PhD degrees. Students in the Veterinary Medicine Sciences Graduate Program have access to funding that comes from a variety of sources, including grants, external salary awards, and UCVM Dean's Excellence awards.

M.Sc. Applied Human Nutrition

The graduate programs in Applied Human Nutrition draw on several perspectives in applied human nutrition, including those from the behavioural, biological, and social sciences and spans all age groups in its focus on the role of nutrition in health and well-being.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Students in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Graduate Program are interested in cutting-edge, multidisciplinary biomedical research. The BME Graduate Program enables graduate students to undertake MEng (Thesis), MSc, or PhD programs that intersect the fields of engineering, kinesiology, medicine, science and veterinary medicine.

M.Sc. Zoology

The Department of Zoology at UBC is internationally renowned for its research in a variety of modern biological sciences, including ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiology, cell biology and development. The department has many strong interdisciplinary connections between different areas of research.

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

University of Ottawa, Civil Engineering - Established in 1984, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Civil Engineering (OCICE) combines the research strengths and resources of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University with that of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

M.Sc. Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers opportunities for research—leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees—in the fields of pure mathematics and applied mathematics.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Astronomy

Our department offers programs in both physics and astronomy leading to MSc and PhD degrees. We have a vibrant core faculty of 30 researchers covering the areas of astronomy, condensed matter physics, medical physics, atmospheric physics and planetary science.

M.Sc. Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is designed to provide the common methodological foundation from which to conduct research across diverse health-related areas.

M.Sc. Experimental Medicine

Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies.

M.Sc. Health Sciences

The University of Lethbridge is ranked as one of the most research-intensive universities for its size in Canada. Faculty members in Health Sciences have active research programs that examine health, wellness and quality of life within a variety of populations. We also research health systems, services and policies. 

M.Sc. Mathematics

The Department has been offering Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees since 1969 in both Mathematics and Statistics.

M.Sc. Immunology

Due to the interdisciplinary character of modern immunology and the varied background of students entering this area from different biological science disciplines, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs include a mandatory Immunobiology course that provides all students a strong basis in immunology.

M.Sc. Geological Sciences

Located near the boundary between the metal-rich Precambrian Shield and the petroleum-producing Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, and adjacent to the Lake Winnipeg watershed, the department is ideally situated for field research, with Archean to Quaternary aged rocks recording three billion years of geologic history.

M.Sc. Environmental Science

A program that fills local, regional, provincial, national and international needs for environmental scientists. The program is designed to produce graduates who are innovative researchers and have multi-disciplinary skills and broad knowledge in the field of environmental science. It is structured to be unique, flexible and relevant.

M.Sc. Business Administration

This Business Administration program is offered by the University of Northern British Columbia. Its goal is to educate and train business professionals with advanced research skills and extensive knowledge in a specialized area, e.g., accounting, finance, human resources management/organizational behaviour, marketing, operations management/international business.

M.Sc. Pathology

Graduate research is focused on the mechanisms of cell and tissue injury; the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease; identification of novel biomarkers; potential treatment targets of various diseases; and molecular imaging.

M.Sc. Applied Economics and Policy

The challenging global economy requires highly trained individuals who possess the knowledge and the skills in economic policy making and, participate effectively in helping decision-makers choose sound economic policies that strike a good balance between cyclical economic recovery and long-run economic growth.

M.Sc. Computer Engineering

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Computer Engineering is a course-based graduate program which prepares its graduates for further post-graduate study or for careers as Computer Engineers in sectors such as telecommunications, information technology, software development, and digital hardware design.

M.Sc. Mathematics

The Master of Science program offers students in a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to earn a master’s degree by writing a thesis and successfully completing a limited number of courses. The number and details of the courses are determined within the first semester of the student's program.

M.Sc. Earth Sciences

We offer options in environmental earth science, geoscience, geochemistry, and joint programs with aquatic resources, biology, business administration, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer science, and physics.

M.Sc. Wildlife Ecology and Management - Ph.D.

Students in this field of study conduct research on wild plants and animals across a broad range of ecosystems and biomes. Research topics include: nutritional and behavioral ecology; community ecology; impacts of forest harvest, energy development, and agriculture; indigenous knowledge and co-management of wildlife resources.

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Kinesiology

The Master of Kinesiology (MKin) is designed with the objective of providing you with a highly integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the examination of the relationships among physical activity, health and disease in various populations. 

M.Sc. Psychology

The MSc in Psychology at UNBC provides breadth in the substantive and methodological areas of Psychology, with a focus on health and human psychology. The program is offered by the University of Northern British Columbia. 

M.Sc. Biochemistry

The Master of Science program offers students in a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to earn a master’s degree by writing a thesis and successfully completing a limited number of courses. The number and details of the courses are determined within the first semester of the student's program.

M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) identify, assess, evaluate, treat, manage, educate and help to prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as swallowing problems.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
M.Sc. Physics

Our Graduate Studies program, active at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph began in 1981, and was Canada's first joint graduate program in physics. Now, with over 300 members, and attracting more than $25.6 million dollars per year in external research and equipment grants, ours is the largest physics & astronomy graduate program in Canada and among the largest in the world.

M.Sc. Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program produces graduates who have the knowledge, values, attitudes and competencies reflecting the philosophy, nature and scope of nursing in northern rural and remote areas. The program provides learners with opportunities to understand discovery, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge delimited by rigor and ethical integrity.

M.Sc. Nursing

Program is a unique online Master of Science in Nursing program developed in response to changing attitudes towards the practice of healthcare.

M.Sc. Mathematics

The University of Ottawa offers a rich academic environment to study mathematics and statistics under the supervision of professors who have gained an international reputation for their research. Most major fields of research in mathematics and statistics are represented within the Department of mathematics and Statistics. 

M.Sc. Occupational Therapy

This master's program prepares students for a career in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists (OTs) help people get back to meaningful everyday activities. They work with people of all ages who have experienced an illness affecting physical or mental health, an injury, or a disability.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
M.Sc. Chemistry

Expand your knowledge of chemistry and develop your research skills in Acadia's highly engaged, research-focused program of study.

M.Sc. Soil Science

The Department of Soil Science offers graduate instruction leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Students select one of the following four programs: Fundamental Soil Science, Agricultural Science, Agrometeorology, Environmental Science.

M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation

The M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation is a post-graduate research-based Master’s program open to graduates of four-year Baccalaureate degrees (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy; or of a related discipline such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Exercise Science.

M.Sc. Medical Biophysics

The Department of Medical Biophysics works very closely with other university departments, research institutes, and hospitals in the City of London to offer unique graduate training opportunities in diverse fields including: cardiovascular disease, microcirculation, hemodynamics, biomechanics, and cancer.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a graduate program toward M.Sc., Ph.D. and/or MD-PhD degrees. It is an interdisciplinary program between the three faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, and the associated hospitals and medical industries. 

M.Sc. Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry offers MSc and PhD degree programs in both Biochemistry and Food Science. The programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience required of modern researchers.

M.Sc. Process Control

Consider the Master of Science (MSc) program if you want to specialize in an area within chemical, process control, or materials engineering. The MSc is a full-time, research-based program requiring the completion of a thesis. An MSc will help students concentrate on one area of study, which will benefit them as they enter or re-enter the industry with more advanced skills and knowledge.

Faculty of Engineering
M.Sc. Environment

The graduate option in Environment provides students with an appreciation for the role of science in informed decision-making in the environmental sector, and its influence on political, socio-economic, and ethical judgments.The option also provides a forum whereby graduate students bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking.

M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

The goal of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Calgary is to prepare students for careers as doctoral level professionals in applied, academic and research settings. The training we offer is based on the scientist-practitioner model and provides students with an integration of academic knowledge, research skills, and clinical training and experience.

M.Sc. Chemistry

Chemistry deals with the properties and reactions of molecules and materials, and their interactions with energy and with one another. Chemistry is central to the development of a diverse range of products, and in detecting and identifying substances in our environment.

M.Sc. Environmental Chemistry

The Environmental Studies program at Queen’s University provides graduate-level training in the field of environmental sustainability by practicing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the longterm nature and impacts of environmental change, the connections between today’s decisions and tomorrow’s welfare, and the strong dependence of human well-being on environmental quality.

M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics

The MSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Thesis-based) is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of two years, typically requiring a Bachelor's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.

M.Sc. Biology

Queen’s University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive institutions, with an especially strong graduate program in biology. Here you will find a stimulating and dynamic research environment with an interactive and supportive atmosphere for graduate student research at both MSc and PhD levels.

M.Sc. Chemistry

The Master of Science (MSc) program in Chemistry covers the traditional and modern disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry. The research conducted by our expert faculty is interdisciplinary in nature, and enriched by close collaboration between research groups within and outside the department.

M.Sc. Materials Engineering

Materials research in the Department emphasizes the development of new processes and process models primarily for novel materials in the transportation sector and biomaterials for medical applications and aims at providing materials process solutions of societal magnitude including light weight materials, cleaner and greener metallurgical processes.

M.Sc. Agriculture

This program is designed to provide a foundation for studies at the doctoral level and for professional careers in research and development, teaching, industry and extension.

Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering (PGDip / MEng / Ph.D.)

The department offers programs leading to Postgraduate Diploma (P.G.D.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The department has well equipped research and teaching laboratories, and allows either experimental or theoretical research projects. Students may be involved in a specialized research-oriented activity, collaboration with industry, or research centres in Canada. Our graduate programs provide advanced studies and research in major fields. These are all full-time programs.

M.Sc. Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

The aim of the University of Guelph, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics MSc program is to develop in students a fundamental understanding of economic principles and their application in identifying and solving relevant problems related to food, agriculture, and natural resources.

M.Sc. Bioresource Engineering

Bioresource Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering, design and the biological sciences. It is a unique profession that applies engineering principles to the enhancement and sustainability of the world’s natural resources.

M.Sc. Psychology

The Department of Psychology has approximately 30 faculty members and 40 graduate students.  Faculty have active research programs in many areas of psychology, many of which rely on volunteers from the community.

M.Sc. Immunology

The Immunology Research Group plays a critical role in providing training in Immunology and Inflammation at the University of Calgary. The newly established Graduate Program in Immunology form the core of our training. In addition to graduate and post-graduate training, there are research opportunities for undergraduate students as part of our active summer research programs and through honors research projects.