Physics (PhD)

In the Physics program, students gain extensive experience in research, critical thinking and essential communication, and technical skills.  This will prepare them for successful careers in industry, academic and other institutions, and organizations.  Hands-on use of our sophisticated equipment provides excellent training and gives our graduates a significant advantage in the job market.  Recent research activities have been geared towards applied material science, involving the study of amorous and quasicrystalline alloys, high-Tc superconductors in the form of single crystals as well as thin films, optical properties of semi-conductor oxides, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies in model biological membranes.


  • Theoretical Physics
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
  • Biophysics

Entry point:

  • January, May, September


  • Thesis – 12 terms (4 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

Applications are considered when received. Please contact the program directly for more details.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
    • Two academic references are required.
    • A statement of research interests
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) — recommended for international students, but not required

Career outcomes

  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • Private sector research and development
  • University/college professor
  • Consultant
  • Project manager
  • Scientific/technical writer
  • Research services office
  • Applied scientist