M.Sc. On Campus


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

12 months
22183 USD/year
22183 USD/year
12292 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Ranked by the American Physical Society as one of the top physics master's programs in the U.S., the Physics program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is designed to advance your understanding of the concepts of modern and classical physics and develop your ability to apply these concepts to solve practical problems.


We are interested in working with inquisitive and enthusiastic students who plan to pursue:

  • professional careers in research and teaching
  • applied areas of industrial research and development

The department also offers courses emphasizing research—including thesis research and independent study in special topics.

You'll be encouraged to participate in faculty research in areas such as theoretical and computational physics—including atomic physics, relativity, high-energy and gravitational physics, and traffic modeling. Most students are supported by teaching or research assistantships.

Under the guidance of a graduate advisor, in the Physics program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth you will follow a course of study and research that is in harmony with your own background and goals. The size of our program fosters close personal contacts among students and faculty.

Our program's part-time option is geared toward students who are already professionally active but wish to enhance their knowledge base in the field.

Program objectives

The program's objectives are to:

  • provide a research-oriented master's program with diverse research opportunities
  • prepare graduates for professional positions in industry and teaching
  • prepare graduates to pursue PhD programs in physics and related fields

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electric and Magnetic Fields 
  • Methods and Strategies for Physics Teachers
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Elements of Solid State Physics
  • Special Topics in Physics
  • Physics of Ocean Boundary Layers

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®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We suggest that our applicants have a 3.0 GPA but this is not a firm requirement
  • An undergraduate degree in physics is not required for admission to or support in the MS in Physics program. Many of our most successful students have earned undergraduate degrees in other fields, usually in engineering or a closely-related science, such as mechanical engineering, mathematics, or computer science.
  • Statement of purpose: 300 - 600 words
  • Official transcripts: from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not)
  • Official GRE score: sent directly from ETS; copies/scans not accepted
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly from ETS or testing agency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22183 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22183 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22183 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12292 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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