University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Astronomy and Astrophysics (MSc)

University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Astronomy
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210


The graduate program in Astronomy and Astrophysics is offered by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy. In some cases, the Department may admit students to the Master of Science as preliminary phase before proceeding to the PhD.

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research on solar system dynamics, stars, stellar systems, the interstellar medium, the Galaxy, galaxies, quasars, clusters of galaxies, cosmology, and problems in general relativity. The Department has close ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Dunlap Institute​, which further enhance the opportunities for our students to interact with leading researchers.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants must hold an appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university. Because many universities do not offer extensive undergraduate training in astronomy and astrophysics, preparation in physics and mathematics is an acceptable background.

* 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 May 08, 2023