Ph.D. On Campus


Saint Mary's University

48 months
14607 CAD/year
7879 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Astronomy Students at Saint Mary's University can pursue original significant research and become world authorities in any of the areas represented by our faculty members. PhD in Astronomy program at Saint Mary’s University offers many opportunities for student interaction with faculty and visiting researchers.


The Benefits of Doing a PhD in Astronomy at Saint Mary’s University

  • Our faculty are associated with state-of-the-art international observatories and space-based telescopes.
  • We have the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA), with access to the ACEnet high performance computing facility.
  • Our nuclear astrophysics faculty are associated with the TRIUMF particle accelerator.
  • You can participate in hosting weekly visiting colloquium speakers.
  • You’ll have opportunities to gain experience in astronomy education and public outreach through the campus-based Burke-Gaffney Observatory.
  • Enjoy the collegial environment of a medium-sized department.

Programme Structure

  • The PhD Astronomy Saint Mary's University program at consists of eight lecture-based courses (credit may be given for relevant graduate courses already taken), a graduate seminar series, and a research dissertation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students entering the Astronomy graduate program require a B.Sc. or equivalent, in Astronomy, Mathematics, or Physics. Students with a B.Sc. or equivalent intending to pursue a Ph.D. enter the Astronomy graduate program at the M.Sc. level. Students with an M.Sc. may enter the Astronomy graduate program at the Ph.D. level, and may be given course transfer credits for equivalent Saint Mary’s University graduate level astronomy courses taken elsewhere.

Tuition Fee

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    14607 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14607 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7879 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7879 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

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