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Physics and Astronomy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , NE,
We offer a master degree in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. With approximately 80 graduate students and 27 faculty members, the department maintains a friendly and informal atmosphere that is conducive to close interaction between faculty and students.

About

Our faculty bring in over $16 million per year in scientific research grants, which provides students with research assistantships, support for travel to national and international meetings, and access to state-of-the-art research equipment, including computational facilities and fully staffed electronic and instrument shops. 

One example of the cutting-edge research facilities available is the Extreme Light Laboratory, which houses a multi-million-dollar laser system capable of focusing light to the highest level of intensity ever achieved. Not only is this capability expected to lead to new discoveries in fundamental physics, but it has important multidisciplinary applications in materials science, chemistry, biology, as well as medicine, security and defense.

Our program in Physics and Astronomy, offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, prepares students for employment in all sectors. Students interested in academic or government employment have been hired as postdoctoral research associates at Princeton, Caltech, Berkeley and the Office of Naval Research. Our graduates also work in industry at places like Seagate, Applied Magnetics, Micron and Eaton SEO and in academia, including McMurry University, Loras College, Fort Hayes State University and St. Thomas University.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computational Physics
  • Methods of Theoretical Physics 
  • Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of Solids
  • Thermal Physics
  • Experimental Physics 
  • Quantum Mechanics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts and/or mark sheets showing the grades earned in each course
  • A diploma or certificate of graduation. (Not required if the transcript includes the name of the degree and the date it was conferred.)
  • The Diploma Supplement, if the degree is Bologna-compliant

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    332 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 332 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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