Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Calgary, Health Sciences Building, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Physics and Astrophysics
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers three graduate programs - MSc (thesis-based), MSc (course-based) and PhD (thesis-based) - find out which graduate program will fit your research interests!
Master's (MSc) Thesis-based
This is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of two years, typically requiring a Bachelor's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.
Master's (MSc) Course-based
This program may be done part time or full time, and in fact we encourage professionals in the field to consider doing this program as a part-time, professional development student.
Doctoral (PhD) Thesis-based
This is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of 4 years, typically requiring a Master's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.
All graduate students must declare a specialization. In PHAS, the following specializations are offered:
Physics (includes quantum optics, isotope science, complexity science, general relativity, environmental physics)
Radiation Oncology Physics1,2
These specializations usually but not necessarily follow the research group that you join. The physics specialization includes all other areas of research (quantum optics, isotope science, complexity science, general relativity, and environmental physics).