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Physics

University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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About

The Physics program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is course-based (no thesis required) and allows students the flexibility to design a sequence suitable for a number of career paths.

Overview

A "springboard" to a Ph.D. program:

Many students, upon graduation with a Bachelor's degree, are very interested in continuing their physics studies, but are faced with some uncertainties.  Some are unsure as to whether or not they wish to commit immediately to a Ph.D. program, which typically lasts 5-7 years.  Others are clear in their desire to eventually pursue a Ph.D., and possibly a career in academia, but feel the necessity to first strengthen their understanding of physics at an advanced level.  In both cases, the two-year M.S. program is perfectly suited to achieve these goals.

Training for industry:

The Physics program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides critical training for jobs in industry, with specializations in areas of physics that overlap with other fields, such as geosciences, engineering, polymer science, data science, etc.  The student and faculty advisor together design a “specialization” track that incorporates courses that help build the skills and experience needed for entry into the private sector.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiation Physics (with lab)
  • Electronics for Scientists 
  • Optics (with lab)
  • Elementary Particles
  • Solid State Physics
  • Advanced Electricity and Magnetism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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.
Required

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Three Academic Recommendations
  • Official Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Official GRE (required for PhD application, optional for MS application) and Official TOEFL Test Scores: Unofficial scores are acceptable for review purposes, however official score reports will be required if enrolling.
  • Financial Statement - If enrolling, international students must complete the "International Student Financial Statement". For Visa eligibility, it is mandatory for international students to demonstrate that they can support their academic life while in school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 24 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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