M.Sc. On Campus

Physical and Applied Science

12 months
21434 USD/year
21434 USD/year
15746 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Within the Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science Program at the Marshall University 2 Master of Science degrees are offered: (1) Master of Physics offered by Department of Physics and (2) Master of Physical and Applied Science.


Key facts

  • The Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science at the Marshall University is offered through the Physical and Applied Science Program in cooperation with the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Computer and Information Technology, and Mathematics, and is intended to provide the opportunity for students with diverse qualifications to improve the depth and breadth of their knowledge in the Physical Sciences. The degree offered is a M.S. in Physical and Applied Science, with an Area of Emphasis in one of the following: Chemistry, Geobiophysical Modeling, Geology*, Mathematics, or Physics. 
  • The area of emphasis in Geobiophysical Modeling is interdisciplinary, with core courses in Remote Sensing and GIS Modeling. Thereafter, students may chose from areas of concentration in Aquatic, Terrestrial or Biophysical Systems and Models. Within the Physical and Applied Science Program students can declare Physics as their graduate major  (GS80), this will lead to a Masters Degree in Physics being awarded from the Department of Physics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Geobiophysical Modeling
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH

32 credit hours with thesis, 36 credit hours without a thesis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Application
  • The application requires a $150 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official Transcripts and Evaluations: Official final bachelor’s degree transcript and degree certificate must be sent in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation and contain ALL college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Marshall University Office of Admissions by the registrar or equivalent office at the institution that you attend.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Affidavit of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7873 USD per semester during 12 months.

Metro Residents: $7873

Living costs for Huntington

621 - 1035 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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