M.Sc. On Campus


University of Alaska Fairbanks

12 months
21222 USD/year
21222 USD/year
10620 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The department at University of Alaska Fairbanks offers following graduate programs: MS Physics, MS Physics with concentration in Computational Physics (former MS Computational Physics), MS Physics with concentration in Space Physics (former MS Space Physics), PhD Physics, and PhD Space Physics. 


Admission to University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate programs in Physics, computational physics, or space physics requires a bachelor's degree in physics or a related field. 

Key Features 

  • The broad objectives of the Space Physics program are to understand the physical environment from the upper atmosphere to the sun. 
  • Our interest in Space Physics stems from the fact that Fairbanks is unique among American cities in that it is located in the auroral zone where the Earth's magnetic field lines provide a view into the outer reaches of the Earth's magnetosphere. 
  • Theoretical research in Space Physics focuses on space plasma physics, in which numerical simulation plays a major role. On the experimental side, we are proud to be the only University in the world with its own rocket range. 

Programme Structure

  • The Physics Department generally does not accept students for spring semester due to scheduling of graduate courses, but students demonstrating advanced preparation are given serious consideration. 
  • The UAF deadlines for spring-semester admission are September 1 for international students and October 15 for US citizens.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online. Applications must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Applications submitted after the published deadlines are only accepted upon a department's request and have a $100 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Review your department’s department-specific requirements and application deadlines.
  • Submit certified official university transcripts and English translations. 
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores. Not all departments require GRE or GMAT scores if the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a statement of academic goals. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification page.
  • Complete UAF’s financial statement form and provide supporting documentation showing adequate funding to cover all expenses at UAF.1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10611 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10611 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5310 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairbanks

1450 - 2000 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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