24 months
488 USD/credit 7320 USD/year
488 USD/credit 7320 USD/year
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The Masters of Arts in Physical Sciences at Bridgewater State University is designed to assist Middle and High School Teachers to increase fluency in the content, pedagogy, and history of physical science. 


The Masters of Arts in Physical Sciences at Bridgewater State University provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment with opportunities to work side-by-side with peers and experienced teachers in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. The program is designed to blend content knowledge in physical science, STEM-specific pedagogical content knowledge about how students learn, and core educational theory and applications.

The MA in Physical Science offers:

  • Opportunities for further graduate training in core educational theory, including courses in assessment, leadership, standards, and curriculum
  • Opportunities for graduate training in STEM Pedagogical Knowledge Content, including understanding the historical development of ideas in physical sciences, issues related to diversity as they pertain to teaching physical science and promoting a more inclusive STEM community, and core conceptual hurdles students face in learning physical science ideas
  • Opportunities to expand one’s knowledge base with courses in a variety of modern science topics
  • Opportunities to design new, or improve existing, lessons and labs to promote high standards and inclusion
  • Opportunities to learn from and work with excellent faculty with diverse experiences in STEM pedagogy and content

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problem Solving in Physical Science
  • Advanced Biological Topics and Techniques
  • Special Topics in Chemistry
  • Special Topics in Earth Science
  • Special Topics in Science Teaching
  • Special Topics in Physics Teaching
  • Special Topics in Secondary School Science
  • The Teacher as Researcher

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: rolling admission


30 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of coursework or 3.0 GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 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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