Physics, M.Sc. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The Department of Physics at Carleton University offers the Physics MSc program. The department is research-intensive and our degrees are thesis-based involving a research project which builds on the courses taken. 


The Physics MSc program at Carleton University is 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.

Capital Advantage

Our students benefit both research-wise and career-wise from a multitude of resources available in Canada’s capital city. The foremost of these is the network through OMPI – the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute – which enables our medical physics program to be offered in collaboration with medical physicists from leading centres including The Ottawa Hospital and its Cancer Centre, the National Research Council, Health Canada, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Students also benefit from the fact that Carleton is a member of TRIUMF, which is Canada’s national centre for particle and nuclear physics, and we are a participant in major international collaborations such as the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and neutrino physics experiments such as EXO at SNOLAB.

Fields of Specialization

  • Medical Physics
  • Particle Physics

Career Opportunities

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
  • 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

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

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    18463 CAD/year
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  • National

    6657 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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