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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
Physics and astronomy attempt to understand and describe how and why the physical universe behaves as it does. Although remarkably simple, physics laws apply to a very wide range of sometimes beautiful and bizarre phenomena, as well as to the past and future of the universe.

Overview

The Tufts University Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and astronomy. Physics graduate students may also pursue research in related departments, such as electrical engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introductory to Physics II w/Lab
  • General Physics I w/Lab
  • General Physics II w/Lab
  • Biophysics
  • Electronics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and fellowships. The level of financial support is competitive with that offered by comparable departments in the Boston area. Entering students are most frequently supported by a teaching assistantship, combined with a tuition scholarship. Teaching assistants commonly lead undergraduate laboratory sections and grade homework assignments; more experienced students sometimes conduct recitation sections.

Research assistantships are provided by individual research groups to students who have begun to participate in their research programs. The department also has a small number of fellowships to award to especially outstanding students in their later years of graduate study.

Summer support in the form of research or teaching assistantships is available for a limited number of students.

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