Physics and Astronomy, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. In the past 80 years, our department has guided over 600 PhD candidates to success. 


Programme Overview

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is recognized nationally and internationally for faculty at the frontier of research who mentor graduate students on an individual level. 

With 44 core faculty members and lecturers, the department has a strong tradition in excellence and innovation. Our alumni have gone on to  build distinguished careers as researchers at major academic, government and industrial laboratories, educators at universities and colleges, and as independent scientific entrepreneurs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics -Quantum Optics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Dynamical Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application. 
  • Personal Statement: At the beginning of your statement, please rank-order your specialization interests.
  • CV including a list of relevant physics textbooks you have used.
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Legible copies of transcripts for all college-level institutions attended with or without degree(s) conferred must be uploaded as well.
  • General and Subject Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are optional. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores should be no more than two years old.
  • Application Fee: $75.00 US Dollars

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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