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Why MASc?

These two year research oriented programs provide students with an opportunity to work under the mentorship of a leading engineering researcher to further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills that are highly sought after in today’s economy.

Why Queen’s University for your Master of Applied Science?

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University has leading-edge faculty, state of the art facilities and an outstanding program to help you explore your research interests. Our students have the opportunity to engage in international collaboration as well as inter-disciplinary research with other departments at Queen's.

Exceptional students can fast-track into the PhD program.

Program Details:

The minimum requirements for completion are four graduate term length courses and a successfully defended thesis. The four courses must conform to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Council requirements, that is, term length graduate courses or their equivalent. The Council will accept one senior (400 series) undergraduate course as equivalent to a graduate course provided that the course:

a) the course is approved by the student's supervisor and
b) the student has not received credit for a similar course in their Bachelor's program.

For further information on available courses, follow the links below to the engineering program of your choice:

Financial Assistance:

Qualified students in a research degree program can expect to receive competitive financial support during their graduate tenure, as long as they maintain acceptable academic standing. Departmental funding sources may include research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and Queen’s Graduate Assistantship awards. First class students are automatically considered for entrance into competition for Queen’s Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships, and these are also encouraged to enter significant provincial (OGS, Ontario Graduate Scholarship) and national (NSERC) scholarship competitions, if eligible. Prospective students currently in undergraduate programs, who are considering entering graduate studies in the Department, are strongly encouraged to apply to OGS and NSERC, if they are qualified and eligible.


For a M.A.Sc., a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science is required.

The minimum academic requirement for admission is a cumulative average of 70% or a B- or a GPA of 2.7/4.0. Proficiency in English is a requirement for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to obtain satisfactory standing in English language proficiency tests before their application can be considered for admission. The minimum score is 550 for TOEFL2 (paper based) or 88 for TOEFL (internet based).

The above are the minimum requirements. Individual programs may have higher entrance requirements. Details by program can be found here: Application Requirements Table.