24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The Department of Physics at University of Florida offers the Master of Science (thesis or nonthesis) and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The nonthesis Master of Science in Teaching is also offered. 


Areas of specialization for graduate research include astrophysics and cosmology, atomic and molecular physics, biological physics, chemical physics, condensed matter physics (theory and experiment), nuclear physics, particle physics (theory and experiment), statistical physics, and low temperature physics. 

Key facts:

  • Special interdisciplinary research programs include the Institute for Fundamental Theory (carried out jointly with the Department of Mathematics), the Institute for Theoretical and Computational Studies in Molecular and Materials Science (carried out jointly with the Department of Chemistry), the Institute of High Energy and Particle Astrophysics, and Microfabritech (jointly with the College of Engineering). 
  • A curriculum is offered by the Center for Chemical Physics for students interested in research related to chemistry or chemical engineering. The Center for Condensed Matter Sciences provides opportunities for investigations in a diverse range of subjects and fields, including the Microkelvin Research Laboratory. The University of Florida operates the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory jointly with Florida State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Cosmology
  • Physics of Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics
  • Individual Work
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Statistical Mechanics 
  • Cryogenics
  • Quantum Mechanics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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    30134 USD/year
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  • National

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
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