Physics

M.Sc

  • The objective of the M.Sc. program is to immerse students in the excitement of original discovery, and to further develop their analytic skills and powers of critical thought.
  • The degree provides academic courses and research opportunities to educate students in advanced physics; it provides a solid foundation for those who choose to continue their studies at the PhD level.
  • Students who pursue a career outside the academic sector after obtaining an MSc have been trained in problem solving and research methods, computation and advanced mathematics, and communication skills; they can utilize their technical skills and insights in a diverse range of careers.

Ph.D.

  • The objective of the Ph.D. program is to immerse students in the excitement of original discovery, and bring them to an internationally competitive level of achievement. 
  • The program is designed to provide a broad knowledge of Physics and training in techniques of physics research, as well as training in the art of scientific communication. 
  • Students are fostered to operate with autonomy in analyzing scientific work and in setting research objectives, with the ultimate goal being for them to thrive as independent researchers.

Research Interests

  • Atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics
  • Materials science
  • Biomedical physics

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: 

  • February 1 -  Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents (later applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis)
  • February 1  -  International applicants (later applications will not be accepted)

Application deadlines are for the receipt of complete applications, including letters of reference. Please allow yourself and your referees enough time to complete the application.

Applicants who wish to apply to external scholarships should complete their applications earlier: December 1st for domestic applicants, January 1st for international applicants.


Minimum Admission Requirements

Master’s Program (M2 and M1):

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 75% in the last 2 years of full-time study. Possession of minimum required CGPA does not ensure admission. The actual admitting average varies and is competitive.

International Applicants:

  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Physics Test score is helpful to the Admissions Committee to evaluate your application more completely.

Doctoral Program:

Minimum CGPA of 75% in the last 2 years of full-time study including all graduate courses. Possession of minimum required CGPA does not ensure admission. The actual admitting average varies and is competitive.

International Applicants:

  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Physics Test score is helpful to the Admissions Committee to evaluate your application more completely.

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding


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