M.Sc. On Campus

Applied and Engineering Physics

George Mason University

12 months
1512 USD/credit
1512 USD/credit
624 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Applied and Engineering Physics degree from George Mason University contains elements of traditional physics programs and the application of physics to a diversity of critical societal problems


Many courses are offered during late afternoon or evening hours to allow students with full-time employment to easily attend. George Mason University students employed at area high-technology organizations may take up to 6 credits (out of 30) for work done on the job under the guidance of a faculty member. 

This employment-related research may be conducted under an optional 3-credit research project or an optional 6-credit master's thesis. Applied and Engineering Physics  Master's students who are not employed full time may apply for financial aid or a limited number of research assistantships.

Career options:

This emphasis is intended for students who may wish to pursue employment in an applied physics or engineering related field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computational Physics
  • Modern Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Applied Electromagnetic Theory
  • Classical Electrodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 624 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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