Physics, M.Sc. | Montana State University | Bozeman, United States
12 months
18514 USD/year
18514 USD/year
5712 USD/year
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Physics from Montana State University lets you collaborate in groundbreaking research on projects that include astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter, optical and quantum systems, gravity, solar physics, space physics, and more.


Students at Physics from Montana State University conduct a wide variety of research projects from solar physics to superconductivity with MSU’s state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. The program prides itself on collaborative research, whether it’s interdisciplinary teams on the MSU campus or working with national and international experts. In addition to the groundbreaking research conducted in the department, Physics candidates have the opportunity to conduct public outreach and educational research through the MSU Physics Education Research (PER) group.


  • Graduate alumni in physics embark on a wide range of careers within 10-years of their graduation.
  • Nearly 55% are working in academia, 33% in for-profit, and about 7.4% for government. Top industry employers include Montana State University and Raytheon Company.
  • Across all career paths the estimated salary of alumni within 10 years of graduation ranges from $50,000 to $140,000 with an average of $90,000 (source of data Academic Analytics).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Relativity, 
  • Non-Linear Optics, 
  • Magnetohydrodynamics, 
  • Black Hole Theory, 
  • Quantum Field Theory, 
  • Condensed Matter, 
  • Astrophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline for your application to be fully considered:  January 10th


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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs.
  • B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).
  • Evidence of English language proficiency.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary coursework completed.

Tuition Fee

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    18514 USD/year
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  • In-State

    5712 USD/year
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Living costs for Bozeman

1099 - 2275 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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