Physics, M.Sc. | University of California, Merced | Merced, United States
12 months
13401 USD/year
13401 USD/year
5850 USD/year
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The Physics program at University of California, Merced is highly interdisciplinary, which allows us to focus on both established research areas such as condensed matter physics; atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics; astrophysics; and statistical physics and nanoscience, while pursuing emerging fields such as soft matter, metamaterials, quantum information, renewable energy and biophysics.


Program outline

The researchers in the Physics program at University of California, Merced have access to excellent core facilities on campus, including ultra-fast laser systems, computing clusters, a state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility, a nanofabrication facility and NMR. Other large facilities, such as the synchrotron light sources at Stanford and Berkeley, and the UC Lick Observatory, are a short drive away and are routinely used by our students and faculty members. We also have extensive collaborations with nearby institutions, including Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and other UC campuses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning in the Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Soft Matter Physics
  • Electrodynamics and Optics
  • Statistical Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only).
  • Upload a scanned copy of all college level academic work including community college, summer session and study abroad, onto your application.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of purpose is required to help determine whether your academic objectives can reasonably be satisfied in the graduate program to which you seek admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13401 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13401 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13401 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13401 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5850 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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