Physics, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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Candidates for the M.S. Physics degree from Catholic University of America must complete a minimum of thirty semester hours of graduate work in residence. In the non-thesis program at least twenty-four semester hours must be in physics, and no more than nine of these may be in courses numbered below 600.


In the thesis option of the Physics degree from the Catholic University of America, at least eighteen semester hours must be in physics, six of which may be in research guidance and not more than nine in courses numbered below 600. In addition the student must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination.

Why Study Physics in D.C.?

Catholic University’s campus is about 3 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Students have access to the Library of Congress, and the libraries of many other research centers such as those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Institutes of Health. Our students have the opportunity to complete internships and research at these same institutions as well as many others.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 20th Century Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Search of Extraterrestrial Life
  • Sound and Light in Nature, Arts and Technology
  • The Newtonian Revolution
  • The Einstein/Bohr Revolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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