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Master of Science in Physics

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Physics offers students the opportunity to be involved in forefront research in physics. Our graduates go on to work in industry, academia and government positions.

Our 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 MS degree is offered to those seeking to acquire or maintain technical mastery of both fundamentals and current applications.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Physics

Catalog page: MS

MS in Physics Fact Sheet

MS in Physics Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: The Graduate Physics Program seeks students who have a BS degree in Physics or closely related subjects from a university or college, and who have superior skills in quantitative and deductive analysis.

Test score required: Yes

Official scores from the GRE General Test (verbal and quantitative) and the GRE Subject Test in Physics are required. Decisions on admission are made on an individual basis. However, as a guide, a combined score on the verbal and quantitative parts of the GRE General Test of 308, with at least 155 on the quantitative part, is advisable based on past experience with student success in the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Contact

Amanda Hunter
972-883-2835
Graduate Student Administrator
Department of Physics
800 W. Campbell Road, PHY36
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: engineering technical manager, researcher, quality supervisor, scientist, engineer, project physicist, patent examiner and various positions in academia, government and industry.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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