Carleton University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Physics at Carleton University 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 at Carleton University 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.

Want to know more about our Physics research? Read about Professor Gerald Oakham’s research and the ATLAS project. You can also to read about Carleton physicists involvement with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) lab.

Career options 

Our alumni are found across Canada, the U.S. and overseas. Particle physics alumni work in government labs, academia and in industry. Medical physics alumni hold positions as clinical physicists, researchers and academics, physicists in regulatory agencies, and in industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Physics
  • Classical Mechanics and Theory of Fields
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging Principles and Technology
  • Special Topics in Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Medical Radiation Physics
  • Physics of Medical Imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  An Honours BSc in Physics or a closely related field with at least a B+ average. It is strongly recommended that all students have had at least one course in computing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Carleton University


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