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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The Department of Physics at University of Alberta is a large comprehensive department with research programs covering all major areas of physics including computational, experimental and theoretical research in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, geophysics, particle physics, space and plasma physics.

Overview

The program of Physics at University of Alberta have 49 professors and about 50 research associates who do research with our approximately 150 graduate students. University of Alberta has a strong commitment to excellence, and it offers among the best teaching and research facilities in Canada.

If you've come to this webpage looking for information about our graduate programs, please take a look at our Graduate Prospectus and also check out the various Research Groups and feel free to email any potential research supervisor about his or her research program and opportunities for new graduate students in his or her research group.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Astrophysics and Space Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
  • Geophysics
  • Particle Physics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale for each of the last two years of your undergraduate program and in post-graduate studies, if applicable. 
  • Minimum requirements from other countries will be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.
  • Additional assets include detailed and supportive reference letters, research experience, publications and conference presentations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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