About This Program
The Master of Science degree in Physics consists of graduate coursework and a research project taking one or two semesters. The research project should result in a written report. Students may choose to complete a thesis, to be defended orally. This degree provides entry-level qualifications for team research employment or a high school teaching career.
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English score
- Fall Semester
- Priority deadline: February 1
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
- Spring Semester
- Application deadline: September 1
Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of these programs will be able to:
- Demonstrate cognitive skills important to a physicist, including the following:
- Think critically and analytically;
- Define and solve problems in physics; and
- Conduct quantitative research in a contemporary area of physics.
- Demonstrate a core knowledge and understanding of the foundations of physics.
- Communicate results of their work to peers, to various target groups within the physics community and to people outside the discipline. Teaching skills also come under this heading.