Master of Arts in Physics

The master of arts (M.A.) in physics is a non-research degree designed for students who do not require a research degree to satisfy their career objectives or as part of continuing work toward the Ph.D. or a career in the sciences.

Physics is defined as the study of matter and energy and their interactions. However, physicists also answer significant questions such as: How did the world come into existence? How is the universe as we see it today changing? These are just some of the philosophical questions that physicists attempt to answer through scientific methods. 

With a master of arts in physics, students will be prepared to explore questions such as these and consider how they affect our lives today.

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