Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Physics (MSc)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Ottawa Carleton Institute for Physics (OCIP)
Field of Study:Physics, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The Department of Physics at Carleton offers master's programs in particle physics and medical physics. The department is research-intensive and our degrees are thesis-based involving a research project which builds on the courses taken. Our MSc programs are linked through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics (OCIP) with the University of Ottawa, allowing both universities to offer a broad spectrum of physics programs that are complementary to each other. Programs at the University of Ottawa focus on condensed matter physics, photonics and biophysics. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
An Honours B.Sc. in Physics or a closely related field at a standard acceptable to the two universities is normally required for admission to the M.Sc. program. The admissions committee may require students to take an orientation examination during the first weeks of residence. The results of this examination may indicate the need for a student to register in undergraduate courses to fill gaps in his/her knowledge.

It is strongly recommended that all students have had at least one course in computing.

Candidates admitted to the M.Sc. program with more than the minimum course requirements may be permitted to credit towards the degree a maximum of 1.0 credit at the senior undergraduate level. This maximum does not apply to qualifying-year students.

* 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 September 01, 2022