In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Science requirements, the Department requires:
All students must complete three components of the Scientific Communication Skills course, Physics 691.11, 691.12 and 691.13, during their graduate program. Students may be encouraged to repeat components of Physics 691 in order to improve their communication skills.
Master of Science (thesis-based)
a) All students must complete the core courses: 6 units from Physics 605, 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 605, 609, 611, 613, and one of Physics 615 or 617; and
b) 15 units within the area of specialization:
Astrophysics – Physics 699 and 12 units selected from Astrophysics, Physics 629, Space Physics 671. With permission, up to 6 units of Astrophysics may be at the 500 level. If the topic is appropriate, Physics 698 may be used.
Physics – Physics 699 plus 6 units of Astrophysics, Physics, or Space Physics courses (these may be at the 500 level) plus 6 units of Physics courses, at the 600 level or above.
Space Physics – Physics 699, Physics 509 and 9 units selected from Space Physics or Physics related to space physics (with permission, 3 units may be at the 500 level).
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.