Graduate Studies in Physics @ University of Waterloo & University of Guelph

UWaterloo and UoGuelph LogosIf you are interested in pursuing further study in Physics and Astronomy, you have come to the right place! The Graduate Studies in Physics (GSP) program is a joint graduate program active at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph. It is the largest physics & astronomy graduate program in Canada and among the largest in the world.

What does this mean?

When you apply to our program your application is viewed by Physics and Astronomy faculty, at BOTH institutions – that is over 100 prospective supervisors. You will have access to a wide range of courses, with offerings at both campuses delivered electronically or in person, and you will be a part of a vibrant and thriving research community.

Our tradition of collaboration and innovation allows us to offer students a rich and varied graduate experience. With partnerships between; the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the range of research topics available, is one of Canada's widest and most challenging.

Please review the Supervisors & Research, Opportunities, and Programs sections to the left for more information on your options for study.

  1. Apr. 21, 2017Faculty Members Honoured with CAP Awards

    Two of our Graduate Studies in Physics, faculty members have been honoured in the 2017 CAP Awards and Medals.

    The 2017 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to

  2. Apr. 12, 2017Waterloo researchers capture first "image" of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

    Astrophysicists at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

    The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.

  3. Apr. 5, 2017Waterloo joins consortium building the world’s best submillimeter-surveyor telescope

    A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p).

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  1. Sep. 6, 2017PhysPhest 2017 (Guelph)

    PhysPhest 2017 is a celebration of the research being conducted in the Physics Department by graduate students in Graduate Studies in Physics (GSP) and Biophysics Interdepartmental Graduate Program (BIG) who are completing their first year in their MSc. and Ph.D. program.

    Presentations will run throughout the day, with a pizza lunch (MacN 222) and snack breaks.

  2. Sep. 11, 2017Graduate Student Information Session (Waterloo)

    All new graduate students are encouraged to attend the information session which will provide important program details:

    • Creating your Committee
    • Committee Meetings
    • Course Requirements
    • Qualifying Exams
    • TA Responsibilities

    The info session will be followed by a pizza lunch with faculty and current graduate students in the QNC  Atrium.

  3. Sep. 27, 2017Faculty of Science Graduate Open House (Waterloo)
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