Overview and specifics






90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track


  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Offered at the MIL campus
  • Day course
  • With international exchange option


The Department of Chemistry will be moving to the new Science Complex in the fall of 2019. Discover your new surroundings in photos and video.

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This program provides students with a strong research training in a field of chemistry so that they can build upon their foundational knowledge and laboratory working skills and start working as research chemists as soon as they enter the job market. The wide range of career paths in this field requires students to have both solid foundational training and great flexibility. Students personalize their program based on their aspirations and chosen career.

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.

Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Chemistry provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Access to course notes in both French and English.
  • Possibility of taking an equivalent course at an English-language university in Montréal.
  • Choice of giving oral seminar presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

All laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staff in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.


The goal of this doctorate program is to train high-level scientific researchers. Students must carry out a project in a very specific area of chemistry and will develop their existing research skills. Students must also use their existing knowledge, gain new knowledge, and reflect a great deal on their chosen topic. Through their project, students will be able develop their creativity and show their originality.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Christian Reber
  • Michel Lafleur
  • Shawn Collins
  • Joëlle Pelletier
  • Christian Pellerin
  • Student representative
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