M.Sc. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Physics at University of Nevada, Reno aims to provide a broad understanding of physics at the graduate level. 


The Physics program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is intended to provide a broad treatment of fundamental physics as well as an introduction to specialized physics research topics.  Students completing the program would be expected to be prepared to undertake physics research at the doctoral level.


Our program prepares students for careers from basic research, teaching, medicine, engineering, law, or a myriad of other careers where problem solving skills are valued. 

Current "hot topics" are energy and fusion research, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, lasers, plasmas, optics, nano-technology, biophysics and radiation.

Physics grads may also pursue patent law, bio technology research or many other seemingly unrelated areas because of their problem solving skills.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Quantum Theory 
  • Seminar
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30-32 alternative credits
  • Plan A (with thesis): 30 credits
  • Plan B (without thesis): 32 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A bachelor's degree from an institution offering an approved major in physics (as defined by the American Institute of Physics).
  • Completion of regular junior-senior courses in classical mechanics, magnetism, thermal and statistical physics, and quantum mechanics.
  • An average grade of 3.0 or better in all physics and mathematics courses, and an overall average of 3.0 or better in all undergraduate courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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