Astronomy & Astrophysics

www.astro.utoronto.ca

The graduate program in Astronomy and Astrophysics is offered by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research on solar system dynamics, stars, stellar systems, the interstellar medium, the Galaxy, galaxies, quasars, clusters of galaxies, cosmology, and problems in general relativity. The Department has close ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Dunlap Institute​, which further enhance the opportunities for our students to interact with leading researchers.

Faculty and students use the major optical, radio, and satellite observing facilities of the world. We have an active experimental program using telescopes on long-duration stratospheric balloons and a complementary program designing and building instrumentation for optical, millimetre, and radio telescopes.  

There are approximately 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, CITA, and Dunlap Institute. Students benefit from direct interactions with the broad range of external speakers invited to weekly seminar programs and colloquia. ​

Degrees Offered

​Astronomy and Astrophysics - MSc, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
MSc-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc-GRE General & Physics
PhD-Applicants from schools outside of Canada are strongly recommended to take the GRE: General and Physics
3. Minimum GPA MSc-mid-B
PhD-B+
MSc-mid-B
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-http://uoft.me/gradfees">www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes (Minimum GPA: A-)
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes (Minimum GPA: A-)
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-After
PhD-After
MSc-After
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-No
PhD-No
MSc-No
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar