In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Science requirements, the Department requires:
All students must complete, at minimum, the first three components of the Scientific Communication Skills course, Physics 691, during their graduate program (i.e., 691.11, 691.12, and 691.13 for MSc students, or 691.21, 691.22, and 691.23 for PhD students). Additional components are required for students in Medical Physics.
Master of Science (thesis-based)
a) All students must complete the core courses: 6 units from Physics 609, 611, 613, 615 or 617 (only one of Physics 615 and 617 can be taken as a core course).
b) In addition, students must complete course requirements for their specialization as described below.
Astrophysics, Physics, and Space Physics
- Elective courses: 6 units at the 500 or 600 level, as approved by the Graduate Program Director.
- Specialization courses: Medical Physics 623 and 625; and
- Elective course: 3 units at the 500 or 600 level, as approved by the Graduate Program Director.
Radiation Oncology Physics
Master of Science (course-based)
Students must complete 30 units of coursework, which will include:
a) Physics 603, 605, 609, 611, 613, and one of Physics 615 or 617; and
b) 12 units within the area of specialization:
Astrophysics – Astrophysics 699 plus 9 units labelled ASPH (two of these may be at the 500 level). Physics 629 and Space Physics 679 may be taken instead of Astrophysics courses.
Physics – Physics 699 plus 6 units labelled ASPH, PHYS, or SPPH (these may be at the 500 level) plus 3 units labelled PHYS, at the 600 level or above.
Space Physics – Space Physics 699 plus 9 units labelled SPPH, at the 600 level or above. Physics 509 may replace a SPPH course.
In addition, students must complete a comprehensive examination with a written and oral component.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) A minimum of 6 units at the 600 level or higher for students who hold a master's degree.
b) A minimum of 18 units at the 600 level or higher for those entering the doctoral program without a master's degree.
c) For students specializing in Radiation Oncology Physics who do not hold an accredited MSc degree in Radiation Oncology Physics:
- Medical Physics 623, 625, 632, 633, 637, 638, 639; and
- 6 units from Physics 609, 611, 613, 615, 617 (only one of Physics 615 and 617 can be taken for credit).
Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)
Students admitted to the PHAS Graduate Program will not be allowed to request the Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)
for any course that is applicable to their degree; or apply any course awarded a grade of CG towards their graduation requirements.
Students may choose the CG grade for a course taken extra to load.
The use of the CG grade will not affect students' eligibility for internal awards.