The Physics program at Western Illinois University provides the advantage of a caring, small department atmosphere with very committed professors, together with the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research projects that will prepare the graduate student for challenging Ph.D. programs in top research universities or competitive jobs after graduation. The Integrated Baccalaureate and Master’s degree program (IBMP) in Physics provides an opportunity for academically strong undergraduate Physics majors with a commitment to pursuing a career in physics or applied physics research to complete both the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Physics in five years.
Students earning a MS in physics can look forward to graduate careers in applied sciences, engineering, medical physics, biophysics, AMO physics, condensed matter physics, astronomy and astrophysics, careers in private industry or government laboratories, careers in business and finance that require quantitative analysis skills, and careers in technical consulting.
Why Choose Physics at WIU?
We have substantially revised all of our degree programs in recent years, with the goal of providing each student the best possible preparation and an outstanding educational experience tailored to their individual needs. Our graduate program continues to grow and thrive, recently being ranked #13 in the nation by the American Institute of Physics for the number of M.S. degrees awarded annually.
Additionally, the Physics Department at WIU strives to provide every graduate student the opportunity to fully realize his or her potential in a learning environment dedicated to excellence and to giving each individual student the one-on-one attention they require to excel. We rely on a long history of teaching excellence and an enduring commitment to involve all of our students in the excitement and challenges of physics research. In our department, you will be individually known by our faculty, and you will share in the unique opportunity of shaping the future of our department and of physics.
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- Classical Mechanics
- Electromagnetic Theory
- Quantum Mechanics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
- National students - rolling admission
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- Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency.
- Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
- If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.
International13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
National13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
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