Ms in Physics and Materials Science

General

Program Description

About Physics and Materials Science

Physics and Materials Science is a broad and complex field that uses mathematical models to explain the nature and behavior of all manner of physical systems from the smallest particles inside the nucleus to the entire universe in which we live. The Department of Physics and Materials Science has faculty expertise that reflects the diversity of opportunities available within the discipline. The master's degree program has concentrations in General Physics, Computational Physics, and Materials Science. The department has active research in the areas of biomaterials, biophotonics, nanoscience, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, fractional calculus, astrophysics, and solar physics.


What is the curriculum?

The Department of Physics and Materials Science offers both thesis and non-thesis tracks.

Thesis

Non-Thesis

Research Assistantships and tuition waivers are available to Physics and Materials Science graduate students on a competitive basis and are renewable annually.


What are the job opportunities in Physics and Materials Science?

Studying Mathematical Sciences helps you develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors. Careers directly related to your degree include academia, actuarial analyst, data analyst, statistician, or research scientist. The starting salaries for Mathematical Science professionals can range widely, depending on the institution and specialization of the individual.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the University's requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

Specific requirements:

  • GRE scores are recommended but not required, however, they may enhance an applicant's likelihood of admissions.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 210 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (for students whose native language is not English).
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • 20 semester hours of undergraduate physics courses including upper division Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism, and approved Mathematics courses in Calculus and Differential Equations.


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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Located in a vibrant neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a differe ... Read More

Located in a vibrant neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. Read less