Master of Science Degree in Physics

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Selecting the right graduate school is an important decision. Learn why Auburn University's Department of Physics helps graduate students find incredible opportunities and travel the world--and beyond--to conduct research. Learn about the impact our impressive faculty makes, find out why Auburn University is internationally-known for its plasma physics program, and meet accomplished alumni. 

A Master of Science Degree in Physics is required for entry level teaching positions in junior colleges and for many research-related positions at government and industrial laboratories. For students  who are planning a teaching career or who are on their way to a Ph.D., the M.S. with the non-thesis option is an ideal choice. It requires about two years of course work and provides an excellent grounding in fundamental physics at the advanced level. 

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The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) values academic excellence, transformative research, and impactful service. COSAM believes that this can only be accomplished through cultivating an inc ... Read More

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) values academic excellence, transformative research, and impactful service. COSAM believes that this can only be accomplished through cultivating an inclusive environment that draws on the strength of diverse people, experiences, and backgrounds. Key to COSAM’s mission is fostering the development of culturally competent students, faculty, and staff through best practices and strategies that promote equity, inclusivity, and justice within and outside of the university community. Therefore, COSAM is committed to actively doing the work to address systems of inequity rooted in, but not limited to, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, and LGBTQIA+ discrimination in order to create a sense of community where everyone is able to thrive. Read less