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Physics, M.Sc.

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University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
Beginning Physics graduate students from The University of Vermont are assigned to teach laboratory classes in the introductory physics courses. In later years, these students may continue to teach laboratory classes or recitations, but often are increasingly supported through research grants as they focus on thesis research.


Research within the Physics programme from The University of Vermont is broadly defined in three categories: 

  • Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, which includes dynamics of quantum systems with application to electronic, magnetic, optical, structural, and thermal properties of nanomaterials (eg. fullerene-derived solids and nanotubes); quantum many-body physics, superconductivity and superfluidity, electronic properties of graphene and its derivatives, strongly-correlated electronic systems and quantum magnetism, spintronics, optical properties and magnetism of thin films, organic semiconductors and nanostructures (professors: Clougherty, Del Maestro, Kotov, Headrick, Furis); 
  • Astrophysics, the use of radio astronomy to study pulsars (Professor: Rankin); 
  • Biological Physics, which includes use of Atomic Force Microscopy to study DNA, lipid membranes, and viruses; studies of the application of ultrasound to biological systems; protein crystallography to study the shapes of proteins and how function follows form. (Professors: Vanegas, Wu, Yang).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring the Cosmos
  • Astronomy Lab : Measuring the Sky
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Elementary Physics
  • Introductory Lab
  • Physics Problem Solving
  • Physics For Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Physics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Contact information for all three people who will provide letters of recommendation (information is submitted in the application)
  • One official transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend 
  • Writing Sample (where required)
  • Test Scores (where required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
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  • National

    664 USD/credit
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
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