York University - Graduate Studies

Physics and Astronomy

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Astronomy
Physics, General
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.

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.
URL:Physics and Astronomy at York University - Graduate Studies
Careers:AstronomersPhysicists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
  • Graduate Record Examination

Two recommendations required.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 21, 2014