Physics, M.Sc. | University of South Dakota | Vermillion, United States
12 months
Duration
654 USD/credit 20928 USD/year
654 USD/credit 20928 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10880 USD/year
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About

Set yourself apart with the  Physics program from University of South Dakota. You'll conduct active research, work one-on-one with faculty, and study the world at its most fundamental levels.   

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Overview

Advance Your Career in Physics

An advanced degree in Physics from University of South Dakota builds upon and enhances your knowledge of the field in various ways. At USD, you'll explore individualized research interests, develop your mathematical problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn how to analyze data and clearly communicate complex ideas.

Whether you choose a thesis or non-thesis track, you'll become prepared for a future in academia, industry and at national labs. All graduate students can fully engage in a wide range of research, through large collaborations such as COHERENT, DUNE, LEGEND, MINER, PIRE-GEMADARC and SuperCDMS from data analysis and analytics to detector development to simulation. As part of that process, you'll work hands-on in research areas germane to the needs of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), such as nuclear/particle physics, double beta-decay, dark matter searches and gravitational wave detection experiments, and more. The interdisciplinary curriculum and small class sizes help establish relationships with your peers and professors that empower you to be successful.

An Affordable Education

Gain valuable real-world, professional experience while enjoying paid employment and discounted tuition rates as a graduate student at USD. The affordability you gain through graduate assistantships and fellowships will equip you with valuable, professional-level skills that will set you apart after graduation. 

Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by individual departments. If you do not receive an assistantship within your department, you are eligible for an assistantship outside of your academic program or within support offices (non-academic units) at USD. Further inquiries should be directed to the graduate director of the department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Nuclear And Elementary Particle Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Fall start
    • Final Deadline: Three weeks before the start of the semester
  • Spring start
    • Final Deadline: Three weeks before the start of the semester

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official Transcripts - One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.
  • Official Admission Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • You will need to submit a resume with your application.
  • Passport 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

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

Financing

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Funding

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.

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