Ranked by the American Physical Society as one of the top physics master's programs in the U.S., the MS in Physics is designed to:

  • advance your understanding of the concepts of modern and classical physics
  • develop your ability to apply these concepts to solve practical problems
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We are interested in working with inquisitive and enthusiastic students who plan to pursue:

  • professional careers in research and teaching
  • applied areas of industrial research and development

The Physics Department offers a range of graduate courses in:

  • astrophysics
  • computational physics
  • electrodynamics
  • fluid physics
  • mathematical physics
  • nuclear physics
  • quantum mechanics
  • relativity

The department also offers courses emphasizing research—including thesis research and independent study in special topics.

You'll be encouraged to participate in faculty research in areas such as theoretical and computational physics—including atomic physics, relativity, high-energy and gravitational physics, and traffic modeling. Most students are supported by teaching or research assistantships.

Under the guidance of a graduate advisor, you will follow a course of study and research that is in harmony with your own background and goals. The size of our program fosters close personal contacts among students and faculty.

Our program's part-time option is geared toward students who are already professionally active but wish to enhance their knowledge base in the field.


Robert Fisher

Associate Professor
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