Master of Science in Physics


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: A BS 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 electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Amanda Hunter
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Physics
800 W. Campbell Road, PHY36
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Possible Careers

Engineering technical manager, researcher, quality supervisor, scientist, engineer, project physicist, patent examiner and various positions in acadamia, 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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