Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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Admission Requirements

The M.Sc. program is governed by the regulations of the College of Graduate Studies, including its standards for admission of students.

Students entering the M.Sc. program will normally have a Physics Honours degree or equivalent, with at least a B+ (76% or higher) average.

Other Requirements

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Students can demonstrate English language proficiency with a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 600 (paper version) or 100 (internet version); or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) minimum overall band score of 7.0 (with no other component score less than 6.5); or a MELAB score of at least 84.

Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator prior to formally applying to discuss their admission.

Program Requirements

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out in the College of Graduate Studies Academic Regulations Chapter VII, the minimum requirements for the M.Sc. are 33 credits beyond the B.Sc. to include:

  • PHYS 534 (3): Radiotherapy Physics I
  • PHYS 535 (3): Radiotherapy Physics II
  • PHYS 539 (3): Radiation Dosimetry
  • PHYS 540 (3): Medical Imaging
  • PHYS 544 (3): Radiation Biophysics
  • PHYS 546 (2): Clinical Shadowing
  • PHYS 547 (1): Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Physicist
  • PHYS 549 (12): Master’s Thesis

A minimum of 3 elective credits, to be approved by the supervisory committee, is also required. These may include graduate courses outside physics or a maximum of 3 credits from advanced undergraduate courses at the 400-level.

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