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University of Calgary

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Calgary, AB

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University of Calgary

Overview

University of Calgary / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Calgary, AB, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Oral candidacy exam, written qualifying exam

Admissions

Applying

100
Application Fee - Domestic
130
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st No
Winter deadline July 1st July 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 12
Male (33)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomy and astrophysics, mass spectrometry, atmospheric physics, space physics, medical physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,643,552

Location & Contact

Address 2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
Canada
Contact Dr. Robert Ian Thompson
Head
Email: rthompso@ucalgary.ca
Phone: 403-220-5407