Graduate studies

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Graduate Studies web page for the Faculty of Science. Our faculty is one of the strongest in Canada, with researchers who are leaders in their fields.  Our professors are committed to the idea that graduate education is a fundamental aspect of research, and thus our faculty provides many opportunities for students to collaborate with professors in research at the highest level.

On this webpage, you will find information about each of our departments, the courses they offer and opportunities for graduate study.  We have departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. Each has its own webpage, with links for its professors. The majority of our professors also have individual websites, describing their own research.  If you are considering doing graduate studies at uOttawa, I urge you to explore these pages; I have no doubt you will be impressed by the variety of research we offer.

In addition to the departments listed above, you will find information on various interdisciplinary programs our faculty offers, such as biostatistics, bionformatics and environmental toxicology programs. We understand that the best science can cross boundaries, and you will find within our faculty many interdisciplinary collaborations taking place.

We are also committed to financially supporting our graduate students, and you will find within these pages descriptions of the generous financial packages we offer.

Our office is here to help you with any information you may need, please feel free to contact us by phone at 613-562-5800 ext. 3145 or by e-mail at

Victor G. LeBlanc
Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies

Programs and admission requirements

Department of Physics

Important Information Before Registration

Important Information Before Registration

  • Please refer to the Step by Step Registration Guide for New Students.
  • Students with conditions on their offer of admission:
    If your offer of admission contains conditions that have to be met before your first registration in the program, you may not be able to register online until these conditions have been met. Please see the Academic officer at the Office of Graduate Studies from the Faculty of Science.
  • Plan a meeting with your supervisor to discuss the selection of courses, and then, register online. 

Additional Information

  • Please be advised that the uOttawa e-mail address will be the only one used for communication with students. Submit your e-mail address to in order to be added to the graduate student distribution list of the Faculty.
  • Once registered you may obtain your student card at the Info Service, 75 Laurier Avenue East (Tabaret Hall).
  • All new graduate students MUST attend the Lab Safety Training before they can work in laboratories and MUST complete the online WHIMS test. If you wish further information on the above, please contact the Health and Safety team at 613-562-5800 extension 4580 or by email.
  • All new graduate students who received financial support as a teaching assistant MUST attend the TA Workshop usually held in September. Further information will be forwarded to you in the coming months.

Ottawa-Carleton Institutes

The Faculty of Science offers a wide variety of M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in all of its five departments. Graduate studies may be completed in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics. We invite you to browse the appropriate department's web-site.

Departments are integrated with those of Carleton University to form a single program administered by the Ottawa-Carleton Institutes.

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