Physics

  • Degrees Offered: MSc, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Study Options: Thesis
  • Duration: Two (MSc) to Four (PhD) years
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

UNB’s physics graduate program is a force to be reckoned with in the academic world. This nationally-accredited program has earned an outstanding reputation for its accomplishments in research. Students acquire an advanced physics understanding while developing an original research project in their preferred field of study.

Our award-winning faculty have magnetic personalities and the campus itself radiates a positive energy, full of students who are on the same wavelength. Graduates have lots of potential and go on to work in universities, government institutions, industry, schools, financial organizations and more. We typically have around 20-25 graduate students, with one-third of them MSc and the rest PhD students.

Our faculty also have collaborations within industries, including: NavCanada, SIL, Saskatoon, NovAtel, Green Imaging Technologies, Saudi Aramco, ConocoPhillips, Septentrio Navigation, Trimble Navigation, Raytheon, Rockwell-Collins, Pfizer, Suncor, Eni, Italy, COMDEV, Light Machinery, and KEO Scientific.   

Research areas and current faculty

Research centre partners

  • The Space and Atmospheric Sciences Group
  • Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network
  • Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory

Government partners

  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Canadian Light Source
  • Environment Canada
  • Department of National Defense

Application requirements

  1. Prior to applying, all applicants must first contact faculty to secure research supervision.
  2. Applicants must hold a physics degree in good standing from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 70% or B.
  3. Applicants must submit a completed application and a one-page statement describing their research interests.
  4. International Applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed:
    • International English language testing system (IELTS) = band 7
    • Paper-based TOEFL = 550
    • Computer-based TOEFL = 237 (writing 4.0)
    • Internet-based TOEFL = 92 (writing 25)
    • TWE = 4.0
    • MELAB = 85
    • CanTest = 4.75
  5. Non-North American applicants will be required to submit their GRE Physics score.

Contact us

For more information on our program, contact Dr. William Ward, Director of Graduate Studies, or Heidi Stewart, Graduate Program Coordinator.

Related: Graduate Program in Physics

Physics Information Sheet