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College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Science in Physics will give you a foundation in either fundamental or applied physics, together with experience in forefront research.

Areas of research include theoretical and experimental investigations in:

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Computational physics
  • High-energy physics
  • Low-temperature/condensed matter physics
  • Materials science
  • Nuclear physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Radiation effects

The Department of Physics and Astronomy recommends that all graduate students serve as teaching assistants for at least two semesters.

Master of Science in Physics Program Requirements

Customize Your Degree

You will choose between the thesis and non-thesis options. You'll also decide an area of focus: fundamental physics or applied physics.

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program