Physics, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The MS degree in Physics at University of Kansas can be obtained as a terminal degree for students not wishing to continue toward a PhD or for students who complete the necessary graduate course work but do not qualify for PhD candidacy.


As with the PhD degree, the MS degree at University of Kansas presents a challenging program designed to provide an in-depth look at the foundational areas of modern Physics. For students meeting the qualifications upon entering the program, the first two years are structured around classroom and lab instruction, supplemented by research projects and regular interaction with multiple research groups within the Department. Attendance at colloquia and seminars is strongly encouraged. 

Learning outcomes

A master's thesis is not required, but may be submitted if the candidate and the director of the candidate's research believe it to be appropriate.  For complete and explicit details regarding admission to the program and progress toward a Master’s degree, please check out the links in the menu at left. 

An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Electrodynamics 
  • Chaotic Dynamics 
  • Molecular Biophysics 
  • Nuclear Physics 
  • Elementary Particles 
  • Solid State Physics 
  • Topics in Advanced Astrophysics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  • GPA 3.0 or above in at least one previous degree
  • English proficiency that meets the requirements for Regular Admission (International Applicants only)
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose A single document also including: academic interests and professional goals.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations

Tuition Fee

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    23951 USD/year
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  • National

    23951 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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