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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


At the master's level, the department offers a traditional master's program in physics as well as emphasis areas in computational science and polymer physics. At the doctoral level, the department participates in the Computational Science Ph.D. program in cooperation with the College of Science and Technology. Research areas include Atomic and Molecular Physics, Acoustics, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Optical Physics, Laser Spectroscopy, Polymer Physics, Liquid Crystal Physics, Plasma Physics, Many Body Methods in Nuclear and Condensed Matter, General Quantum Field Theory, and General Relativity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mechanics 
  • Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Statistical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Polymer Kinetics 
  • Physical Properties of Macromolecular Solids 
  • Polymer Physics .
  • Conformational Analysis, Molecular Design of Polymers 
  • Visual Techniques
  • Computational Methods for Physical Systems 

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                    Academic Requirements

                    • Online Application
                    • Good standing at last university attended
                    • Official transcripts and degree certificates or diplomas from all previous colleges or universities attended
                    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
                    • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
                    • Three letters of recommendation (upload to application file)
                    • Statement of Purpose or writing sample (according to departmental requirements)
                    • Immunization records (required prior to enrolling in classes if admitted)

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      592 USD/credit
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                    • National Applies to you

                                      592 USD/credit
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                    • In-State Applies to you

                                      480 USD/credit
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    Living costs for West Hattiesburg

                                    • 800 - 1300 USD/month
                                      Living Costs

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