Students enrolling in graduate programs in the Radiation Oncology Physics specialty are expected to be prepared to excel in advanced level physics courses. In addition to strong academic record, the program looks for students with the 'soft skills' that make them likely to succeed in a multidisciplinary environment.
The minimum entrance requirement for admission to the M.Sc. degree program is an honours B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Engineering Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or related scientific field. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for an applicant's last 10 full-course equivalents is required for consideration for admission. The majority of students accepted into our program have a GPA of 3.5 or above in higher level physical science and mathematics courses; however, exceptional students with extenuating circumstances may be considered.
A student entering the graduate program with only a B.Sc. degree is normally admitted as an M.Sc. candidate. However, a transfer to the Ph.D. program may be considered once the student is in the program. Students with M.Sc. degrees in specializations other than medical physics may be accepted to the M.Sc. program with an eventual transfer to the Ph.D. program, subject to student performance.
The minimum entrance requirement for admission to the Ph.D. degree program is an honours M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in an CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics program (completed or in-progress). Students with M.Sc. degrees in related fields may be required to enroll in the Master’s program, but may transfer to the Doctoral program after successful completion of their coursework and a project proposal. A minimum GPA of 3.0 over an applicant's last 10 full-course equivalents of course work is required for consideration for admission to any of our graduate programs. The majority of students accepted into our program have a GPA of 3.5; however, exceptional students with extenuating circumstances may be considered.
If applicable, an official TOEFL score of at least 560 (written test), 86 (internet-based), or an IELTS (general module) score of 6.5 or higher is required. The tests must have been taken within the last two years. For all applicants who have not completed their degree(s) in Canada, the Department requires that you submit a GRE Physics subject score. The Educational Testing Service website is: http://www.ets.org Please upload your unofficial GRE Physics subject score under supporting documents, but the official score is required as part of your complete application. Please ask the Educational Testing Service to send results of these tests directly to: Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 Canada. For information on documents required for on-line application please visit http://phas.ucalgary.ca/graduate/prospective_students/apply_now/supporting_documents.