The tightly-knit Physics program from Portland State University will push you to develop robust research and experimental skills while you work closely with faculty who are leading researchers in diverse fields like biophysics, nanotechnology, atmospheric and climate science, and much more.
As a graduate student at PSU, you will acquire advanced knowledge in quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, classical mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Our seminar series and guest lecturers will enrich your classroom work and will expose you to new dimensions of thought. You’ll also have the opportunity to take your groundbreaking discoveries beyond the lab as you present your research in student symposiums and conferences.
Physicists are employed by almost all industries, and a master’s degree in physics from Portland State will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to succeed no matter where your career takes you. Many of our students go on to complete doctoral degrees in physics, applied physics, and engineering.
Recent graduates have been accepted to Ph.D. programs around the country, including Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Georgetown, and Portland State.
With a master's degree, you can also work in a variety of jobs in technical industries and government laboratories. Recent graduates from our master’s programs have been hired at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon Physics, FEI, Novellus, Tokyo Electron, Intel, Tektronix, Analog Devices, and eLumigen.
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- Quantum Mechanics
- Electromagnetic Fields and Interactions
- Classical Mechanics
- Statistical Mechanics
- Cellular and Molecular Biophysics
- Alternative Energies
- Advanced Quantum Mechanics
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics View 933 other Masters in Mathematics in United States
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- To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.
- Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
- Certified translation of transcripts
- Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study
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International31860 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
National31860 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State21510 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.
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