Graduate Program

Learn with Top Professors in Their Fields

The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science has a long tradition in both pure and applied research with close ties and cross-appointments with the Departments of Chemistry and Oceanography and the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine. Our students also come from a diverse background, including physics, atmospheric science, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering. In this way, our department provides our students with a rich and intellectually stimulating environment. We are ranked among the top physics departments in Canada in terms of research dollars per capita, with over $5M in funding annually that provides students with cutting edge research opportunities.

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Research Areas

Applied Physics, Atmospheric Science, Biophysics, Condensed Matter & Material Physics, Energy Storage and Conversion, and Medical Physics.

Pre-Application Form
Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A minimum GPA of 3.7 is recommended for graduate admission to our departmental graduate programs. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to first submit an online pre-application form to the Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science before making a formal application. This application also connects prospective graduate students to potential supervisors.

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Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies site for more information on admission requirements, postdoctoral fellows, funding, and more.

Centres and Labs

Program Details


Funding and Support