12 months
27310 USD/year
27310 USD/year
9362 USD/year
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The Physics program of The University of Texas at San Antonio offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate coursework in a variety of basic Physics fields such as mechanics: classical, quantum, statistical and fluid; electrodynamics; biophysics; plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics; solid state physics; optics: nonlinear, biophotonics, and lasers; mathematical and computational physics. 


Basic Degree Information/Description

Students in the The Physics program of The University of Texas at San Antonio will have opportunities to choose Special Topics courses taught by the UTSA Physics faculty and core scientists from the Southwest Research Institute Space Science and Engineering Division, covering various topics in the fields of biophysics and biomedical physics; space physics and astrophysics to include heliospheric physics, magnetospheric physics, planetary science, computational fluid dynamics, cosmology, and space weather. Other special topics courses will include theoretical physics to include general relativity, cosmology, advanced condensed matter physics, quantum field theory and particle physics. 

Why pursue an M.S. in Physics at UTSA?

  • Offers both a Thesis and a Non-Thesis degree option. 
  • Currently the 5th largest Graduate program in Physics in Texas. 
  • Students electing a thesis option have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge areas of research, quality of research and productivity. 
  • Small program where students have a true chance of one-on-one time with their advisors and other faculty members. 
  • Nominated for the STAR awards of the THECB. 
  • Joint program with the Space Science Dvision of the Southwest Research Institute.

Career Options Available for a Physics graduate

  • Academic research or research in industry including sectors such as hi-tech, semiconductor, biotech, pharma, advanced nonmaterials, lasers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Solid State Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper division undergraduate coursework, preferably in physics
  • A completed a Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must submit scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Background or remedial courses in physics may be required to remove deficiencies

Tuition Fee

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    27310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9362 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9362 USD per year during 12 months.


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