Temple University

36 months
1514 USD/credit
1514 USD/credit
1159 USD/credit
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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.


Program Overview

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.

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
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1514 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1514 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    1159 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1159 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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