Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Astronomy

Master of Science (MSc)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Brian Davis (bdavis66@uwo.ca)
Graduate Affairs Assistant

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Western University
Physics and Astronomy Building Rm 138A
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

t. 519.661.2111 ext. 86639
f. 519-661-2033

Our department offers programs in both physics and astronomy leading to MSc and PhD degrees. We have a vibrant core faculty of 30 researchers covering the areas of astronomy, condensed matter physics, medical physics, atmospheric physics and planetary science.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis or project-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Astronomy, Physics or related area.
  • Achieved at least a 70% (B) average in upper level Physical Science and Mathematical courses.

Additional Requirements

  • International students are encouraged to take the GRE-Physics exam to both strengthen their application and to help the Admissions Committee more fairly evaluate it.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants:

  • August 31 - Fall Term

International Applicants:

  • March 1 - Fall Term

Students typically begin their studies in September.

Fields of Research

  • Astrophysics
  • Condensed Matter
  • Medical Physics
  • Planetary Physics