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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Science B 605
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
Tel: (403) 220-5385

Gerri Evans

Graduate Application Enquiries
Tel: (403) 220-3618

Tracy Korsgaard

Graduate Program Coordinator
Tel: (403) 220-3617

Current Graduate Students


View our Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Handbook!

For Admitted Students

Here you will learn what you should do before you arrive on campus and immediately upon your arrival to improve your experience!

New Student Orientation and Workshops

The Department of Physics and Astronomy looks forward each year to welcoming new students and is committed to providing information and assistance to facilitate productive and successful graduate programs.

Graduate Courses

This page includes information about Graduate Courses along with links to their calendar descriptions.


All graduate students are expected to perform independent research (under the guidance of a departmental faculty member) as a core part of their degree requirements.  Find out more...

Final Thesis Submission

When you have successfully defended your M.Sc. or Ph.D. you will need to submit your final thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies - see details!

Graduate Association

This page includes information and links to the PHAS Department Graduate Association (PHAS DGA), the Graduate Students' Association, and MyGradSkills, all of which offer programming and services for grad students in the department.

International Students

On this page you will find general information for international students, such as the International Student Handbook, where to go to renew your study permit and information concerning medical insurance.


Discover answers to common questions such as how many courses can a current graduate student withdraw from or can my thesis be published into a book.