M.Sc. On Campus


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

12 months
27083 USD/year
27083 USD/year
14813 USD/year
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Two options are available at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the degree plan leading to the Master of Science  (MS)  in  Physics: thesis  or  non-thesis;  and  the  candidate  must declare one of the options at the time of admission.

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Both Physics options at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley require 30 semester credit hours for successful completion.


  • Ranked #79 among 300+ national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018
  • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
  • Experienced, dedicated faculty
  • Affordable tuition (ranked #1 in net price among national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018 and #3 most affordable university in America 2018 by
  • Demonstrated student success in research, professional certification and career advancement

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Optics
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Structure and Function of Biological Molecules
  • Special Topics in Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review. 


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Submission of a statement of research interest and career goals which should clearly articulate why the student wants to enter the Physics Graduate program and what are his/her long-term career goals.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation that should mention concrete examples of applicant's prior research experience and highlight strength and weaknesses of the applicant in his/her proposed area of specialization.
  • GRE General Test with a minimum Quantitative score of 161 for clear admission. No waiver of the GRE test if the applicant has completed a previous master's degree. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27083 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    27083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27083 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14813 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14813 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
Living costs

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