Physics and Astronomy : Program Requirements
The candidacy exam (PHYS 693) is required of all PhD students and is normally taken within the first 18 months of, and no later than two years after, a student's first registration in (or transfer to) the PhD program.
The thesis requirement for MSc and PhD degrees (PHYS 599 or PHYS 699) applies to all students, independent of program concentration. All registrations in PHYS 699 must be accompanied by registration in PHYS 693 until 693 has been passed.
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Colloquium PHYS 560 (0.0 units).
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Thesis PHYS 599 (7.5 units).
MSc in Physics: Normally 7.5 units, with a minimum of 6.0 units from the PHYS graduate course list, including PHYS 500A and 502A.
MSc in Physics - Concentration in Astronomy: Normally ASTR 561 plus a further 6.0 units, with a minimum of 4.5 units from the PHYS or ASTR graduate course list.
MSc in Physics - Concentration in Ocean Physics: Normally 7.5 units, with a minimum of 6.0 units from the PHYS graduate course list, including PHYS 500A and 502A.
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PhD in Physics: PHYS 662 plus courses as required by the supervisory committee, with the total number of units beyond the BSc (or equivalent) normally being 9.0 (minimum 7.5 at graduate level), including the core courses 500A and 502A, or their equivalent.
PhD in Physics - Concentration in Astronomy: ASTR 661 plus courses as required by the supervisory committee with the total number of units beyond the BSc (or equivalent) excluding ASTR 561 and 661 or equivalent, normally being 7.5 (minimum 6.0 at graduate level).
PhD in Physics - Concentration in Medical Physics: PHYS 662 plus courses as required by the supervisory committee, with the total number of units beyond the BSc (or equivalent) normally being 11.5 and including at least one PHYS 500-level course in addition to the MSc requirements.
PhD in Physics - Concentration in Ocean Physics: PHYS 662 plus courses as required by the supervisory committee, with the total number of units beyond the BSc (or equivalent) normally being 9.0 (minimum 7.5 at graduate level).
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PHYS 534, 535, 539, 540, 544 and 545 (8.0 units).