M.A. On Campus


The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Physics Department at The City University of New York offers a master’s-level program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in physics.


The traditional master’s-level Physics program at The City University of New York covers a full spectrum of courses in theoretical and experimental physics and is designed to serve students interested in teaching physics at the high school level.

Those who intend to fill gaps in their undergraduate education before applying to a doctoral program in physics as well as students interested in other career opportunities such as technical writing, finance, patent law, etc. 

Learning outcomes

Members of the department are engaged in experimental and theoretical research in such fields as  light propagation,  localization and emission in photonic  periodic, quasiperiodic and disordered materials, including random lasers; , optical microresonators and their applications  in sensing, optical logic elements, and new types of lasers,  optics and magneto-optics of semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum dots, quantum wires and quantum wells;  photonic nanostructures for biosensing and solar cell applications;  application of methods of condensed matter physics to biophysical problems,  and nanoelectromechanical systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Physics
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics Laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 16 credits in physics beyond the introductory college course and six credits in mathematics beyond elementary calculus.
  • Letters of recommendation must be written by individuals who are qualified to attest to the applicant’s character and capacity to do graduate work in physics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

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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