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Physics, M.Sc.

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University rank #987 (BCR) Oxford, OH, United States
The Department of Physics offers a research-intensive, two-year program leading to the Master of Science degree. During the two years in the program, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the core areas (Electromagnetism, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics), and be involved in significant, potentially publication-worthy research activity.


From our beginnings in the department of natural philosophy in 1832, Miami Physics has a history of excellence in teaching, scholarship and leadership in physics education. The annual number of graduating majors has historically ranked among the top of terminal MS granting physics departments in the nation. Undergraduates have the opportunity to research in their first year, and undergraduate and graduate students are frequent co-authors on our research papers.

The Department of Physics is dedicated to teaching and scholarship, with an emphasis on achieving close student-faculty relationships. Our goals are to provide a rigorous grounding in the scientific process and a firm scientific understanding of the world, to foster critical thinking and to provide scientifically literate, liberally educated citizens through service and liberal education courses. We provide undergraduate and graduate majors with solid preparation in the discipline for advanced study or employment. Our scholarship should be inclusive, bringing faculty, graduate students and especially undergraduates into participation in the joy of learning at the frontiers of human intellectual endeavor.


Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis option: A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate course work, research, and thesis credit are required. You must complete at least two 600-level courses in physics other than PHY 610 and a minimum of six hours of PHY 700. Before registering for PHY 700, you must write a thesis proposal and defend it before your thesis committee. Subsequent completion and defense of thesis is required.
  • Non-thesis option: A minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit are required. Any credits earned in PHY 700 may not be counted toward the minimum of 36 hours. You must complete at least four 600-level courses in physics other than PHY 610.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30-36 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit online
  • Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
The general admission requirements include:
  • A bachelor's degree in physics or a cognate discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The Graduate Record Exam is not required but is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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    15026 USD/semester
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  • National

    6155 USD/semester
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 1095 - 1810 USD/month
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