Ph.D. Studies at the Department of Physics at Brock University
Department of Physics welcomes applications into a Ph.D. program in Physics.
The program is aimed at training highly knowledgeable and skilled
graduates, who will be world-class experts in one of the three fields of
- Theoretical Physics,
- Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, and
The Brock Physics Department is known nationally and internationally for
its research strength in the field of condensed matter physics, both
experimental and theoretical.
All members of the Physics Department have maintained uninterrupted
funding from NSERC and many have received recognition in the form of
special grants, awards and prizes, such as
Brock Chancellor's Chair in Research Excellence Awards, John Charles
Polanyi Prize, and CFI Awards.
Through the mentorship of our faculty, Ph.D. students will acquire the
skills necessary to work as independent researchers as well as in
collaboration with other
researchers. They will learn to identify and solve important and
critical problems in their fields, and pose questions of fundamental
importance. Our new Ph.D. program will set its graduates on track to
successful careers in academia, industry, government and private
research institutions, or in any other capacity of their choice.
Students can be admitted into the Ph.D. program via one of the
following three options:
Further details are available in the online version of the Graduate Calendar.
- after successful completion of a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in
Physics or a closely related discipline, with at least 80% grade average;
- after one year in the Brock Physics M.Sc. program, students may apply
to transfer to Ph.D., if they have completed all required coursework,
with at least 80% average.
- in exceptional circumstances, students with an outstanding academic record (GPA 85% or more)
and who have demonstrated superior aptitude for research, can be admitted directly from a
B.Sc. in Physics.
Ph.D. applications are now being accepted through the online application page of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
This is a new program, having started only in 2010, but you can get a sense of what Graduate Studies are like at
the Department of Physics by reviewing our long-standing and highly regarded