University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Physics and Astronomy

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Department of Physics and Astronomy
Field of Study:Astronomy
Health/Medical Physics
Physics, General
Description:Doctoral students in Physics and Astronomy have the opportunity to make original and significant contributions to science within a department recognized globally for leading research. The PhD program appeals to students planning a career in academia, government labs, leadership roles, and industry. The programs connects students with state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities both here and at collaborating institutions, and with world-renowned researchers in one of six focus areas: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Complexity, Environmental and Isotope Physics, Radiation Oncology Physics, Quantum Information and Quantum, Atomic, and Molecular Optics, and Space Physics. These focus areas lie within program specializations that students apply to: Physics, Astrophysics, Space Physics or Radiation Oncology Physics (including Medical Imaging/Medical Physics).

The PhD under Radiation Oncology Physics (ROP) is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program (CAMPEP) accredited program. Students interested in this specialization typically have a MSc from a CAMPEP accredited program or closely related degree to be admitted. The PhD specializing in ROP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) and provides didactic background, research experience and clinical training for a career in Radiation Oncology Physics. The majority of our graduates have gone on to residencies in Clinical Radiation Oncology Physics in Canada and beyond.
URL:Physics and Astronomy at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Managers in Health CarePhysicistsAstronomers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 560] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in physics, engineering physics, astronomy/astrophysics or a related scientific field, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 28, 2022