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Saint Mary's University

Department of Astronomy and Physics

Halifax, NS


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Saint Mary's University


Saint Mary's University / Department of Astronomy and Physics is located in Halifax, NS, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (M Sc) Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Honors degree with minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans


Focus of faculty research: Young stellar objects, interstellar medium, star clusters, galactic structure, early-type galaxies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Halifax, NS  B3H 3C3
Contact Ian Short
Phone: 902-420-5828
Fax: 902-496-8218