Oct 26, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

The Degree of MSc (Physics) [Graduate]


A supervisory committee of three faculty members is appointed for each graduate student. Within the first year of registration in the program, the committee makes a formal recommendation on the candidate's potential for graduate work. At this time students may in certain cases be permitted to transfer directly to a PhD program if their progress should warrant such a transfer.

Program Requirements


Students are required to complete a minimum of ★12 in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework:


  • At least one of PHYS 511 , PHYS 524  or PHYS 530  
  • Coursework is to be selected in coordination with the supervisor, supervisory committee, and graduate chair, which may make additional requirements.

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES. Students must complete a research project, the results of which are to be presented in a thesis and an oral examination.

Seminar Presentation


Starting in the second year, each MSc student is required to present the results of their current research at least once per year at an appropriate venue (e.g. department or focus area seminar).

Ethics Requirement


Students must fulfill the FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement  within the first year of their program.

Residence Requirement


The minimum period of residence for the thesis MSc is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program


The time required will vary according to the previous training of the candidate and the nature of the research undertaken; however, an average of two years is normally required to complete the MSc program.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years

Program extensions  may be granted in exceptional circumstances.