Graduate Study


Graduate study in physics at Lakehead University is very rewarding. Students benefit from close working relationships with their advisors. These relationships help to facilitate students‘ research in Condensed Matter & Optical Physics (semiconductor, surface science, soft-condensed matter, fibre optics). Our collaboration with the medical physics staff at the Regional Cancer Centre also provides a number of applicable research opportunities with Medical Physics professionals. The department’s close ties to the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute gives students the opportunity to participate in exciting, cutting-edge research in medical imaging.

As well as the regular core courses, students are provided with special topics courses. This combination of general and thesis specific courses prepares students for further graduate work and provides a solid background in their area of specialization.