Applied Science, MSc

The Master of Science in Applied Science Program is a research thesis-oriented, multidisciplinary degree program.  The objectives of the program are:

  • to provide graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research in a single or a multidisciplinary field of study with practical application;
  • to produce graduates with valuable skills in research and communication preparing them for careers in related fields of research and development in industry or government, or
  • for further graduate studies at the doctoral level.

The normal duration of the Program for full-time students is two years. Students may also be admitted for part-time study with the permission of the Program Executive. Students may pursue their degree through a series of work and study terms; this Co-operative option is available for both full and part-time students in the Program.  Students benefit from the able guidance of experts in related fields of study within the institution and from outside, as the composition of the supervisory committee reflects the Program’s emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach to research. Collaborative research projects with experts at recognized external research institutions are encouraged and, in the case of Co-operative option of study, essential to the success of the student. 

Admission Requirements

The MSc in Applied Science follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in  the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar. 

In addition, to be eligible to make an application for admission to the Program, applicants must have:

  1. successfully completed an honours Bachelor’s  degree in Science from a recognized institution or the equivalent.            
  2. achieved a minimum cumulative quality point average of 3.0 (a ‘B’ standing) in their overall academic record.

Financial Support

Full-time students admitted to the program may be eligible for funding administered by Saint Mary’s University. Funding recommendations are made by the program All successful applicants are automatically considered for graduate funding. Students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships.