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Physics

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22183 USD/year
22183 USD/year
12292 USD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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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

  • International

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12292 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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