Masters of Science in Physics

The UMass Physics Department offers a course-based Master's program (no thesis required) that gives students the flexibility to design a curriculum suitable either as a preparation for a PhD program, or as a pathway to a career in industry. Additionally, undergraduate physics students currently enrolled at UMass are eligible to apply for the accelerated (4+1) M.S. program.

A thesis-based M.S. is currently available only under special circumstances; students applying to the program are applying to the course-based program.

Students in the M.S. program are encouraged to make use of the many professional development opportunities available through both the department and the Graduate School's Office of Professional Development

Please note that students enrolled in the M.S. program are ineligible for teaching or research stipends at any of the Five Colleges.

Information for Current M.S. Students

Information for Prospective M.S. Students

Information for Prospective Accelerated (4+1) M.S. Students

Physics Graduate Program Handbook

Graduate Courses

Contacts and Useful Links