Physics, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
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About

Prepare yourself for a career in academia, industry, or research and development with the Physics program of Michigan Technological University. We are seeking highly motivated, inquisitive students with undergraduate majors in physics, materials science, mathematics, or engineering, who possess a strong interest in research.

Overview

Where do the highest-energy cosmic rays come from? Can nanotubes of boron nitride be used to make new electronic devices? Why do some clouds rain while others don’t? These are just some of the questions that motivate faculty and students alike in the Physics program of Michigan Technological University. Our department is a close-knit and vibrant community of scholars working together to find answers to these and many other fundamental questions.

What you'll work on

Faculty in the department have five areas of research interest: astrophysics and particle astrophysics; atmospheric physics; materials physics; photonics and quantum optics; and atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Some of the current research projects include first principles studies of structure-property relationships in 2-D nanomaterials beyond graphene for defense applications, and the influence of nucleation on ice microphysical properties of mixed-phase stratiform clouds and many additional projects.

Where you'll work

A recent $2.5 million renovation provided major upgrades in our classroom technology. We have seven laboratories including a cloud physics lab, a materials physics and laser physics lab, and an integrated magneto-photonics lab. In addition, we have three observatories, including access to the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory in Argentina, as well as a machine shop, and advanced research computing workstations and clusters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Field Theory for Photonics and Materials
  • Electrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE not required
  • No Additional Documents Accepted
  • TOEFL: Recommended Score of at least 88 iBT
  • Michigan Tech requires a minimum 79 overall TOEFL or 6.5 overall IELTS score.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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Funding

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