University of Tennessee Space Institute

M.Sc. On Campus
18188 USD/year
11244 USD/year
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The Physics graduate degree program at the Space Institute is an integral part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The degree requirements for physics students at University of Tennessee Space Institute and at Knoxville are identical. 


Graduate programs of study and research under the guidance of a faculty advisor leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in a number of concentration areas: biophysics, atomic and molecular physics, laser physics, chemical physics, quantum optics, spectroscopy, fluid physics and theoretical physics. Thesis and dissertation research opportunities in applied and computational physics are available with the Center for Laser Applications, and with research groups at the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Laser physics
  • Chemical physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Fluid physics and theoretical physics

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30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to a graduate program, an international student must have an equivalent 4-year bachelor’s degree
  • $60 application fee must accompany the application for admission form
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • GRE general test report (copy will suffice) for all applicants
  • International applicants will also need to include TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9094 USD per semester and a duration of  .
  • National

    11244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5622 USD per semester and a duration of  .


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