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About

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin Madison has a strong tradition of graduate study and research in astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; condensed matter physics; high energy and particle physics; plasma physics; quantum computing; and string theory.

Overview

The department offers the master science degree in Physics at the University of Wisconsin Madison, with two named options: Research and Quantum Computing. The M.S. Physics-Research option is non-admitting, meaning it is only available to students pursuing their Ph.D. The M.S. Physics-Quantum Computing option (MSPQC Program) is a professional master's program in an accelerated format designed to be completed in one calendar year. 

Research specialties within the Physics department include:

  • Theoretical physics: astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; condensed matter physics; cosmology; elementary particle physics; nuclear physics; phenomenology; plasmas and fusion; quantum computing; statistical and thermal physics; string theory.
  • Experimental physics: astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; biophysics; condensed matter physics; cosmology; elementary particle physics; neutrino physics; experimental studies of superconductors; medical physics; nuclear physics; plasma physics; quantum computing; spectroscopy.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Mastery of the core physical concepts (classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics).
  • Articulates, critiques, or elaborates the theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry or schools of practice in physics.
  • Evaluates or synthesizes information pertaining to questions or challenges in physics.
  • Gains rudimentary awareness of physics research execution.
  • Communicates clearly in ways appropriate to the field of physics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic and Quantum Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Computing
  • Solid State Physics
  • Theoretical Physics - Dynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Theoretical Physics-Electrodynamics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of previous academic record, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose for graduate studies, resume, and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general and subject scores
  • The physics subject GRE exam is required for admission to the PhD.  The MS Physics, “Quantum Computing” Named Option does NOT require the physics subject GRE for admission
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the department requires a minimum score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or 92 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, or 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
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  • National

    25548 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12219 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12219 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
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