The master of science in physics degree program offers students the opportunity to be involved in forefront research in physics. Graduates go on to work in industry, academia and government positions.
The graduate program develops individual creativity and expertise in physics and is strongly focused on research. Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research activities from the beginning of their graduate studies. The master’s degree is offered to those seeking to acquire or maintain technical mastery of both fundamentals and current applications.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Catalog page: MS
Degree requirements: Bachelor’s degree in physics or closely related subjects from an accredited university or college
Test score required: Yes
A combined GRE score of 308, with a minimum of 155 on the quantitative part, is advised.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
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