Physics & Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy

Students perform experimental/observational or theoretical/computational research in mainstream areas of physics and astronomy, or are offered the unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary projects through collaboration in a number of research centres.

You'll benefit from excellent facilities, a high-calibre of professors — including Canada and York Research Chairs — and close connections to interdisciplinary centres at York in fields such as Atmospheric Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Mass Spectrometry and Vision Research.

The program is recognized for offering students invaluable research opportunities through its affiliation with important international endeavours including: the space-borne Gravity Probe B mission developed by NASA and Stanford University; the ATLAS detector in the LHC accelerator ring at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland; and the international ALPHA and ATRAP collaborations, which are exploring the physics of antimatter through their work with cold antihydrogen atoms at CERN.

Degrees Offered


MSc


Program Length (Full-time)

6 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

12 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Course work only
  • OR Project
  • OR Thesis


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-07-15


Winter Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Winter (All Applicants)

2022-10-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo115
PTE Academic60

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

12 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

18 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-07-15

Deadline - Fall (Part-time Applicants Only)

2021-02-15


Winter Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Winter (Full-time Applicants Only)

2022-10-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo115
PTE Academic60

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 2 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of Interest
  • CV

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