Master of Science Degree

The Department of Physics offers a major in Physics for the Master of Science degree with concentrations in General Physics, Materials Science, and Computational Physics. Program objectives are: (1) development of an in-depth and specialized knowledge of physical phenomena; (2) ability to successfully demonstrate analytic cognitive knowledge in physics and communications skills through close interaction with other students and the physics faculty; and (3) preparation to continue studies in a Ph.D. program, enter a professional school, or enter the workforce as a technical professional.

MS Degree Program

Program Admission Requirements

  1. For admission to the graduate program, a Bachelor’s degree in Physics or a closely related area with minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. Students are also required to present, as a prerequisite, 20 semester hours of undergraduate physics courses including upper division Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and approved Mathematics courses in Calculus and Differential Equations.
  2. The GRE general test is recommended ((Q>150, V>150, and W~3) and may enhance an applicant's likelihood of admissions. The GRE subject test is not required.
  3. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate proficiency in English via the TOEFL examination. The minimum acceptable score is 80 on TOEFL and 7.5 on IETLS.