• Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    The Faculty of Science offers 32 graduate degrees across 7 Departments and Schools; we also offer 5 interdisciplinary programs and specializations.

Graduate Programs

  • Biology
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, Ecology & Evolution, Environmental Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Plant Biology
  • Chemistry graduate programs
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Analytic & Environmental, Chemical Biology & Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical & Theoretical
Geography and Earth Sciences
  • Geography and Earth Sciences programs 
  • Degrees offered:
    Earth & Environmental Sciences: M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Geography: M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Earth Surface Processes, Environment & Health, Geochemistry, Hydrologic Sciences, Social Geography, Spatial Analysis
  • Kinesiology graduate programs  
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Integrative Physiology, Mechanics & Movement Control, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics graduate programs 
  • Degrees offered:
    Statistics: M.Sc.
    Mathematics: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Logic, Probability & Statistics
Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics and Astronomy graduate programs
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Astrophysics, Elementary Particle Physics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics & Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics, Medical Physics
Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Interdisciplinary Programs

Chemical Biology
Computational Science and Engineering
Neuroscience Graduate Program (MiNDs)
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program 
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Clinical & Health Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience, Neurotech
Radiation Sciences
  • Radiation Sciences
  • Degrees offered:
    Health and Radiation Physics: M.Sc.
    Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics or Radiation Biology): M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Research Areas: Elemental Analysis, Detector Development, Radiation Biology/Radiation Ecology, Imaging, Biophotonics, Radiation Therapy

Professional Programs

Financial Mathematics (Phimac)


  • Astrobiology graduate programs
  • Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.
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