12 months
14136 USD/year
14136 USD/year
4226 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Physics MS program at the North Carolina Central University provides a strong foundation in core physics concepts and extensive opportunities for participation in cutting-edge research to students interested in continuing their education beyond the undergraduate level.


Over 80% of program alumni have been admitted to doctoral programs, and recent graduates have matriculated at PhD programs at highly ranked institutions, including the University of Michigan, Purdue University and North Carolina State University. 

Program alumni have successful careers in teaching at secondary and post-secondary institutions, industry, and national research labs. 

We offer a master degree in Physics at the North Carolina Central University. Throughout the history of the program, all participating students in good academic standing have been fully supported, with tuition, fees and stipends provided through research or teaching assistantships. 

Students are eligible to take courses at nearby Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and NC State University through inter-institutional agreement, which also includes a formal bridge to the PhD program at NC State that provides additional research and networking opportunities for participating students.


  • Located in the heart of the high-tech Research Triangle, NC Central University’s research centers are preparing students to become the next generation of scientists and social scientists. 
  • Our work addresses the economic and social challenges that impact North Carolina and the world today—and those that will affect us tomorrow. 

Programme Structure

The program has a strong track record of preparing students for further studies in a variety of STEM disciplines, including:

  • Physics
  • Applied physics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Nanoscience
  • STEM education research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement
  • GRE (cannot be more than 5 years old)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2113 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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