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Physics

The University of Iowa

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
29026 USD/year
31232 USD/year
11665 USD/year
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About

The MS and the PhD in Physics are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MS is offered with or without a thesis at The University of Iowa. 

Overview

The Master of Science program in Physics, offered by The University of Iowa, requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit. All students must earn the required 30 s.h. of graduate credit in courses numbered 4000 or above, with at least 15 s.h. in courses numbered 5000 or above. They must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00.

Each student's plan of study should provide for as much advanced work as aptitude and previous preparation permit. Up to one-third of the program of study may be taken in related scientific fields other than physics (e.g., mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, engineering).

Career Development

  • Graduates have opportunities for employment in universities, colleges, and research laboratories in government and industry. 
  • Physics graduates have mastered skills that are readily transferable to a number of fields. They might choose to work in engineering, software development, finance, or consulting.
  • The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Physics of Everyday Experience
  • From Quarks to Quasars
  • Nanoscience
  • Introductory Physics 
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores 
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29026 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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