M.Sc. On Campus


University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Physics of the University of Illinois at Chicago offers work leading to degrees in Physics at both the master’s and doctoral levels. 


Graduates of the Physics program at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on to a broad range of extremely successful careers around the world that span education, academia, national labs, and private industry.

Experimental and theoretical work leading to a graduate degree is available in the following general areas: atomic, molecular, and laser physics; biophysics; condensed matter and materials physics; high-energy particle physics; and high-energy nuclear physics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrodynamics 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Modern Physics: Atoms and Molecules
  • Modern Optics
  • Modern Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Theoretical Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - No restrictions. Prior academic work must include at least 20 semester hours of physics, including upper-level undergraduate electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and classical mechanics.
  • Tests Required GRE General exam is required; GRE Physics subject exam is highly recommended, but not required.
    • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • Letters of Recommendation - Three required.
    • Personal Statement - Required.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 USD /month
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