Physics and Astronomy (MS)


Physics and Astronomy, MS

Dual Degree
On Campus 36 cr

Physics and Astronomy, MS

Dual Degree
On Campus 36 cr

This degree is earned as a part of the Physics and Astronomy PhD in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Academic Pathways

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • The $50 application fee for the MS and Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy is temporarily waived. Apply today for free. In an attempt to remove barriers to graduate education, applications to the Physics MS and PHD programs that are received between November 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022 will be paid by the Office of Graduate Studies. Start term must be Spring 2022, Summer 2022, or Fall 2022.

  • One set of transcripts.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Graduate Chair

Shireen Adenwalla

Bradley Shadwick

Support Staff

Kelcey Gabriel

Tuition & Fees
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