Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Degree Requirements (MSc / MASc)


In order to receive a M.Sc./M.A.Sc. from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, the following must be completed:

Research and Thesis

Completion of a research project and presentation of a thesis within two years of initial registration.

The MSc/MASc thesis must be distributed to the committee members at least 10 working days prior to defense date. Loanne will need to submit paperwork to the School of Graduate Studies then as well. For this, she needs to know the committee members, date, time and the thesis title. In addition to your supervisor there needs to be one internal (physics) member and one external (within Queen's typically from another science dept.) member. If no suitable external can be found, this member can be internal to the department. Once Loanne has these details, she will find a chair and submit the notice of thesis exam form to SGS. You can find information about thesis formatting, etc. at https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/current-students/degree-completion.

Courses

The Departmental requirements for the master's degree program are a minimum of four term-length courses. At most, one of these four graduate level term-length courses can be jointly offered (double-numbered) with an undergraduate course. At least two term-length courses must be from among those offered by the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy.  At most two term-length courses may be taken from a department other than the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, subject to the approval of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy.