Physics



The Department of Physics offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophydegrees. The department carries out research in experimental and theoretical physics in the following fields: atmospheric physics, geophysics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, subatomic physics and astrophysics, and biophysics. The department has close ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). This association enables our students to work and consult with leading theorists who are appointed to, or who are visiting, CITA.

Students are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. The department provides financial support for one year of the MSc and four years of the PhD program (five years for direct-entry PhD).

Degrees Offered

Physics - 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 ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-1-Dec-2015
PhD-1-Dec-2015
MSc-1-Dec-2015
PhD-1-Dec-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
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.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-After
PhD-Direct entry: after Regular admission: before
MSc-After
PhD-Direct entry: after Regular admission: before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-No
PhD-Direct entry: no Regular admission: yes
MSc-No
PhD-Direct entry: no Regular admission: yes
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