The Master of Applied Science (MASc) is a graduate-level study program that includes a research investigation and the writing of a thesis. Requirements for the MASc include satisfactory completion of 30 credits of graduate-level courses, original research under the supervision of a faculty member, and a thesis. The thesis is assigned 12 credits and is counted as part of the coursework requirement. A typical completion time for the MASc is 24 months and all students must complete the program within 5 years.
Students who must interrupt their studies for health or personal reasons, including childbirth and having primary responsibility for the care of a child, should apply for leave (see Leaves and Extensions).
Research Supervisory Committee
The MASc Supervisory committee must consist of:
• A minimum of 3 members.
• One member must be the student’s supervisor.
• Another member is the Chair, who must be an Associate Member or Core Faculty of SBME, and not a supervisor or co-supervisor. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that the Chair has an arm’s length distance from the outcome of the student’s exam.
• At least 50% of the members of the supervisory committee must be members of The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Non-G+PS members do not need approval from G+PS for MASc committees (unless planning to transfer to the PhD program), however will be reviewed and approved by the student’s assigned Graduate Advisor. For details about the MASc thesis, click here.
The MASc program requires completion of at least 30 credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree, of which a thesis counts for 12 credits. The combination of the thesis and 500-level courses must total no fewer than 24 credits. Only courses numbered 300 or above can be used for credit. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 68% in each course used for credit or at least 60% in no more than 6 credits of course work used for credit.
All research students are required to register in their relevant thesis course year round (for both winter/summer terms). The seminar course is mandatory and students must be registered in and attend all seminars for the entirety of their program.