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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , MO,
At the University of Missouri, the physics degrees are offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Because the Department has a moderate size, graduate students are better able to maintain a close relationship with the faculty. Our facilities include various laboratories within the Physics Building as well as the Research Reactor.  

About

The master of science degree in physics prepares students for a variety of scientific careers. Since physics is the most fundamental of the physical sciences, graduate-level studies in the field provide essential knowledge for application in many areas. Students with strong backgrounds in physics, as well as in areas ranging from biology to engineering, are encouraged to consider a personalized MS program in physics. Graduates have many job opportunities in a variety of areas.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics 
  • Methods in Mathematical Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics 

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          80

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        • Minimum required score:

          550

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        • Minimum required score:

          6.5

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

        • Completed Graduate Studies online application
        • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
        • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          27090 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • National Applies to you

          27090 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • In-State Applies to you

          11252 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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        Living costs for Columbia

        • 800 - 1300 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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