Physics, M.Sc. | Florida Atlantic University | Boca Raton, United States
12 months
1026 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
1026 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
371 USD/credit 11130 USD/year
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The Physics Department at Florida Atlantic University moved to the new Science and Engineering building in May 1990. It has modern electronics and machine shops staffed by a full-time electronics technician and two full-time machinists.Over the past few years graduate students have spent some of their graduate career carrying out their research off-site.


Physics at Florida Atlantic University is augmenting and integrating our core expertise in condensed matter physics with the growing field of the Physics of Biological Systems. Additionally, we are in the process of forming the Center for Spacetime Physics. This center will pull together our current expertise in supernova astrophysics, cosmology as well as classical and quantum gravity. Our growing effort in the Physics of Biological Systems is tightly integrated with the expanding efforts here at FAU within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science in the areas of Biomedical Science, Mathematics, Biology and Biochemistry. 

Learning outcomes

We will also be filling faculty lines in areas aligned with, and supporting, the charter of the Scripps Institute that will be establishing a new campus in Palm Beach County.The experimental program is presently concentrated in condensed matter physics and spectroscopy. Facilities are available for the preparation and fabrication of metallic alloy crystals, superconducting powders and semiconducting materials.Facilities are available to study and characterize these materials using Auger, LEED, uv and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and by optical methods such as Brillouin and Raman scattering techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Stellar Physics
  • Space Plasmas
  • Seminar in Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Field Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score and/or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score taken within the last 5 years
  • Scores are required regardless of GPA
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation reflecting bachelor’s degree
  • Immunization
  • Residency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1026 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1026 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 371 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boca Raton

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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