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General Information: Graduate Studies

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland has a well established graduate studies program backed by a strong tradition of research. The Department has offered M.Sc. programs since the inception of graduate studies at Memorial in 1960 and its first Ph.D. program was created in 1969. In the present day, our students are supervised by faculty with international experience, connections and recognition. Our research programs receive generous funding from NSERC, the CFI and other organisations. Our labs and computer facilities are equipped to offer students world-class research opportunities.

Graduate Research Programs

The Department offers programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in:

Departmental members also supervise students at the M. Sc. level in

and at the Ph.D level in

  • Theoretical Physics

Cross Disciplinary Study

Our department has overlapping research interests leading to opportunities for cross disciplinary study at MUN. Cross-appointed or joint-appointed faculty members from the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Mathematics and Statistics may also supervise or co-supervise physics graduate students.

The Department fosters a friendly and cooperative, international atmosphere. There are approximately thirty students currently enrolled in the graduate program, including students from Newfoundland and other parts of Canada, Bangladesh, China, Ghana, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, United States and Vietnam.

About Memorial University and St. John's

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada and the only university in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located in the historical city of St. John's, the Provincial capital. One of Canada's oldest and most beautiful cities, St. John's has much to offer in the way of outdoor activities and cultural events. A document entitled "Why Study at Memorial" can be downloaded here.

Degrees Awarded

More than 170 graduate degrees have been awarded for work supervises in this department since 1962. A list of these degrees can be found here.