Materials Science Ph.D.
Notice – International Study Permits
According to the January 22, 2024 IRCC news release, applicants pursing master’s and doctoral degree programs are not included in the intake cap on international student study permit applications that the Government of Canada has recently announced. IRCC also noted that current study permit holders will not be affected.
IRCC has confirmed that applicants to master's and doctoral programs are exempt from providing an attestation letter from the province or territory where they plan to study.
Explore the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. You will investigate the intersection of traditional disciplines and create new knowledge at these emerging frontiers.
To meet the demand for science professionals, Trent and Ontario Tech offer innovative, interdisciplinary M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs that focus on the scientific foundation of materials research.
At Trent, you will build on fundamental science principles for your independent research project, developing skills in project management and effective communication of technical information. Comprised of coursework and a thesis, your degree will prepare you for a career in research and development in the public or private sector.
- M.Sc. students may apply for transfer to the Ph.D. program after one year.
- Work with dedicated faculty members in state-of-the-art facilities.
- Prepare for modern work environments and lifelong learning.
- May 2024 intake – closes December 1, 2023
- September 2024 intake - opens October 12, 2023, and closes February 1, 2024
- January 2025 intake - opens February 1, 2024, and closes June 1, 2024
- Full-time or part-time studies
- Thesis-based program
- 4 years to complete full-time
- January, May and September intake
- M.Sc. degree in an applicable discipline (suitability will be assessed on a case by case basis)
- An average of at least B+ (77%, GPA 3.3) overall
- A potential supervisor must be chosen as an admission requirement to this program and this must be discussed in your plan of study
(Please visit our Faculty and Research Page for our listing of faculty and areas of research. An applicant must reach out to a faculty member)
Post-secondary transcripts and graduation certificates (where applicable) of all previous undergraduate and graduate work are required. This includes transcripts for courses taken on a Letter of Permission, for transfer credit, or on an exchange program. Transcripts must show all course work completed and grades received. If applicable, evidence of degree completion is required. Transcript must include a grading scale or transcript legend.
Please note: Transcripts are not required to be official and final when applying to the School of Graduate Studies. Official transcripts are only required to be submitted if an applicant receives an offer of admission.
Previous or current Trent University students do not need to submit a transcript for degree and course work completed at Trent University. Transcripts must be submitted for any course work completed at another institution – i.e.) study abroad, letter of permission, transfer credit.
Two Letters of Reference
Academic references are preferred; however, professional references will be accepted. Links for your referees to submit an online reference will be sent directly to the referees you have provided on your application. We recommend you contact your referees prior to submitting an application to confirm their availability and contact information. If your referee does not receive the link, you can suggest that your referee check their junk email folder and email setting. The email may have unintentionally been blocked by their email server.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. It Is required for applicants to demonstrate an adequate level of English proficiency, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants who completed two or more years of post-secondary education at a university in Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the USA are exempt from this requirement. If you have completed two or more years of post-secondary education at a university where the primary language of instruction is English, the School of Graduate Studies is prepared to consider alternate proof of English language proficiency.
For detailed information about English Language Proficiency requirements, see International Applications.
Plan of Study template
Typically 1-2 pages, outlining applicant's objectives in a graduate program. Any specific research interests (if known), relevant experiences, and/or career aspirations can be included. If a potential supervisor has been discussed, please identify this in your plan of study.
Detailed Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Proof of Citizenship (ie. copy of passport or birth certificate) will be requested, only if an offer of admission is made.
Program contact information:
For any program specific inquiries or current application status, please contact the program directly: