Physics, M.Sc. | California State University, Fresno | California, United States
12 months
15147 USD/year
15147 USD/year
5075 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the Physics MSc program offered at California State University, Fresno is to build a firm basis for subsequent Ph.D. study in physics or in related fields, for positions in industry, and for teaching at the community college level. We offer a broad-based academic program with the opportunity for specialized theoretical or experimental research. 


Students completing degrees have successfully pursued all three of these career goals - with roughly equal numbers going to doctoral programs and industry, and a smaller number directly into teaching.

The Physics MSc program is offered at California State University, Fresno. Areas of research in which our faculty are active include physics pedagogy, condensed matter theory and experiment, characterization of materials properties (amorphous semiconductors), dipolar magnetism, Fullerene research, laser Raman spectroscopy, radiation medical physics, classical and quantum field theory, and gravitation. 

Faculty also study forces and interaction of fundamental constituents of matter with experiments using the world's most powerful particle accelerators at Fermi National Laboratory and CERN, Switzerland. 

Research Opportunities 

  • Astronomy research includes observations of cataclysmic variables, black holes, and extrasolar planets. 
  • It is done with the most powerful instruments available today, including Hubble Space Telescope, and other NASA spacecraft, as well as many other telescopes around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Final Student Teaching Seminar - Physical Science
  • Concepts of Quantum Physics
  • Physics
  • Mechanics and Wave Motion
  • Laboratory in Mechanics and Wave Motion
  • Experimental Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card
  • English language proficiency
  • Original or certified copies of all university transcripts with literal English translation. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable)
  • Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
  • Additional Documentation (if required by the department) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15147 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5075 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for California

1000 - 1500 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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