Physics, M.Sc.

Physics, M.Sc.

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University rank #501 (WUR) , AR,
Primary Areas of Faculty Research: Atomic and molecular physics; biophysics; condensed matter physics; laser physics; nanoscience; physics education; quantum optical physics; space and planetary sciences; surface physics; and theoretical physics.


Prerequisites to M.S. and Ph.D. Degree Programs:Prospective students must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School as described in this catalog and have the approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Department of Physics. In addition, to be admitted to graduate study in physics without deficiency, candidates should have an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a 30-hour major in physics including intermediate-level courses in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum physics and thermal physics, and mathematics through differential equations. Students who present less than the above may be admitted with deficiency dependent on degree track subject to the approval of the department’s Graduate Admissions Committee. Students may eliminate deficiencies while concurrently enrolling in graduate courses, provided prerequisites are met. While submission of Graduate Record Examination scores is not required for admission, students who have taken the GRE advanced physics test are urged to submit their test scores to the physics department to facilitate advising and placement.


The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

  • University Physics I
  • University Physics II
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Modern Physics
  • Laboratory and Classroom Practices in Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
  • Physics of Devices
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Selected Topics in Experimental Physics
  • Master of Arts Research

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 credit hour alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • Students may choose between two Master of Science degrees in the physics department. These are the M.S. Physics (30-hour thesis path); and the M.S. Physics (36-hour non-thesis path). Both M.S. degree curricula prepare a student for the Physics Ph.D. degree.
  • Incoming graduate students will be advised by a departmental graduate adviser for the first two years. Students must form their thesis or advisory committees by the end of their third academic semester and file the appropriate forms with the Graduate School. The thesis committee (thesis-path students) consists of the research adviser as chair, two members of the physics faculty, and one member of the graduate faculty not from the Physics Department. The advisory committee (for non-thesis-path students) consists of the individual study project adviser as chair and two members of the physics faculty. Students in this degree program can choose either a 30-semester-hour thesis path or a 36-semester-hour non-thesis path.

Tuition Fee

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    919 USD/module
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  • National Applies to you

    389 USD/module
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Living costs for Fayetteville

  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
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