Graduate Programs

At SFU, our faculty is deeply committed to research that addresses fundamental and cutting-edged topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The topics below show how our researchers are attacking these problems from a variety of disciplines. Find something that tweaks your curiosity? Get in touch with our investigators to see how you can join the team!


At the graduate level, dive deep into diverse research in topics ranging from molecules to ecosystems. We also offer two applied degrees - the MPM (Master of Pest Management) and MET (Master of Environmental Toxicology)


Our Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program is among the strongest in Canada. We take a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the fundamental properties of human health, movement and physiology.


As a top 10 Canadian school for Chemistry with 30 experience research-active faculty, we're known for our cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research. Research topics include biochemistry, organic, inorgaic, nuclear, physical and theoretical chemistry.


As an SFU Earth Sciences student, you can register as a professional geoscientist (P.Geo) with the Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (APEGBBC). Research topics include coastal hazards, exploration seismology and sedimentology among others.


SFU's mathematics graduate program is among the top 10 in Canada. Dive deep into topics including pure mathematics, applied and computational mathematics and operations research.




Many prominent industry biology leaders and notable researchers across Canada got their start at SFU. Research topics include structural biology, genomics & bioinformatics, immunology, nucleic acid function and developmental and cell biology.


Established in 1965, SFU Physics offers one of Canada's olderst and most comprehensive biophysics and condensed matter programs. Research topics include atomic, molecule and optical physics, cosmology, condensed matter physics and biophysics.


Pursuing your Statistics or Actuarial degree at SFU means exploring current applied and theoretical topics through research. With 19 full-time faculty members and a full-time statistical consultant, our mentorship and support will prepare you for a fulfilling career.