York University

Graduate Studies

Physics and Astronomy


4700 Keele Street

North York, ON




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Physics and Astronomy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students perform research in mainstream areas of physics and astronomy, or are offered the unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary projects through collaboration in a number of research centres. You'll benefit from excellent facilities, a high-calibre of professors — including six Canada Research Chairs — and close connections to interdisciplinary centres at York in fields such as Atmospheric Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Mass Spectrometry and Vision Research. The program is recognized for offering students invaluable research opportunities through its affiliation with important international endeavours including: the space-borne Gravity Probe B mission developed by NASA and Stanford University; the ATLAS detector in the LHC accelerator ring at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland; the international ATRAP collaboration, centred in Harvard and in CERN, which is exploring the physics of antimatter through its work with cold anti-hydrogen atoms; the Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) onboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), the operations centre for which is located at York. Please visit the program website for more information.



International Student Requirements:

Refer to the international credentials information for your country.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes