12 months
1567 USD/credit 47010 USD/year
1567 USD/credit 47010 USD/year
1205 USD/credit 36150 USD/year
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Gain a broad understanding of the foundational areas of physics, including analytical mechanics, electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics, with the Master of Science in Physics from Temple University’s College of Science and Technology.


Located in the state-of-the-art Science Education and Research Center on Temple University’s Main Campus, the Physics MS offers a wide variety of research opportunities to graduate students in the fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics; condensed matter physics; statistical mechanics and theoretical and experimental elementary particle physics. Encouraging students to develop a solid research practice is a major component of the curriculum, and all graduate students perform significant research work under the guidance of an experienced scientist. Learn more about faculty members in the Physics Department and their research interests.

In addition to further research and doctoral study, the broad foundation in physics students gain through the master’s program enables them to pursue a wide range of careers outside of academia, including high school science teachers, technical writers or members of a technical support staff.

Future Career

The program is dedicated to producing well-trained scientists prepared for careers as high school science teachers, technical writers, or members of a technical support staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Mechanics I
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • and Electromagnetic Theory
  • Mathematical Physics I
  • and Mathematical Physics II
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • and Quantum Mechanics II
  • Statistical Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: In one to two pages, address your specific interest in Temple's program, research and career goals, and academic and research achievements.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1567 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1567 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1205 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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