Graduate Program

Being one of the largest departments within the university, Physics & Astronomy offers a wide range pure and applied research opportunities for students. Each year, our faculty bring over $20 million in research grants, which enables us to maintain world-class research laboratories and computational facilities, attract distinguished post-doctorate researchers, and support highly skilled engineers and technicians whose expertise is critical to our research.

Our strong academic programs are the basis for an extremely active student body. Student societies within the Department of Physics & Astronomy organize lecture series, lab tours, social events, and sport teams. These student-led activities supplement the academic programs and allow students to have a well-rounded experience within Physics & Astronomy.

Browse through the following pages to learn more about what the department's graduate program can offer.

OVERVIEW - General overview of the UBC Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS - Admission information, including eligibility, required application materials, deadlines for submitting required application materials

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - Descriptions of programs (MSc, MASc, PhD) offered within the UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy

FINANCIAL SUPPORT - Funding overview, and Information about different financial support possibilities, such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, awards, and fellowships

STUDENT LIFE - Opportunities to be involved through the graduate student committee, and information about student services and activities, UBC, and Vancouver

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - The department's graduate program policies and procedures (pdf) and supplementary information (web)

GRAD PROGRAM COURSES - Information about graduate program courses offered by the department

FORMS AND RESOURCES - Links to forms relevant to graduate students, and to additional resources