Master of Science in Physics

The M.S. in physics program is designed for students who recently completed their undergraduate studies and wish to deepen their knowledge of physics and the scientific process.

For some students, the master's degree will be used as part of a continuing Ph.D. program (under Plan C, for details see our physics graduate advisor). For others, it will be a terminal degree leading to employment in government laboratories, high-tech companies, teaching professions, and other occupations.

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.