M.Sc. On Campus


Missouri University of Science and Technology

12 months
23520 USD/year
22170 USD/year
7840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department of Physics offers program at Missouri University of Science and Technologys leading to both the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. The master’s degree can be earned with either a thesis or non-thesis option.


Most physics graduate students are supported by either teaching or research assistantships, although some fellowships are available for exceptionally promising students. Most entering graduate students are supported on teaching assistantships, and teach in the introductory physics laboratory. Thereafter, they are usually supported as research assistants on external research grants.

Entering graduate students usually have a physics undergraduate degree; however inquiries from students with other technical degrees and a good mathematics background are encouraged, since the program allows minor background deficiencies to be made up.

The department's research emphasis includes both fundamental and applied studies in three areas of physics: condensed matter, solid state, and materials physics; cloud, aerosol and environmental physics; and atomic, molecular, and optical Physics. Experimental and theoretical research opportunities are available for study in each of these areas. 


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Special Problems
  • Special Topics
  • Classical Mechanics I
  • Electrodynamics I
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Subatomic Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Chaos, Fractals, and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Fourier Optics
  • Fiber And Integrated Optics
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory Teaching Methods
  • Special Problems
  • Special Topics
  • Coop Registration
  • Seminar
  • Oral Examination
  • Continuous Registration
  • Research
  • Electrodynamics II
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Statistical Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges and universities attended. All unofficial copies of transcripts and scores can be uploaded to your online application for S&T to review. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office and all official scores reported directly from the respective testing agency. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23520 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22170 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
Living costs

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