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Physics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
Students admitted to the PhD program may opt for a master’s degree en route to the PhD if they satisfy the appropriate requirements, but initially students may not apply for a master’s degree alone.


A student who achieves a pass in the written comprehensive exam and completes the MA general requirements may apply for the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Electromagnetic Theory I
  • Statistical Mechanics I

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            32 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

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          Academic Requirements

          General Requirements

          • The Common Application- Application Fee: $80
          • High School Transcript
          • Senior Year Grades
          • Guidance Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form
          • Teacher Evaluation
          • Standardized Tests: BU requires either the SAT or ACT
          • Portfolios, Auditions and Interviews (only for Students applying to the College of Fine Arts)
          • Secondary School Records
          • Final Year Grades
          • English Proficiency Testing Results
          • Documentation of Financial Support
          • Passport Photocopy

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            52816 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            52816 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Boston

          • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
            Living Costs

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