What will I learn?

The Department of Physics offers Master of Science (MS) degree program in physics. The program is designed for students interested in careers in applied physics or research and development, or positions as technical personnel in industry. While the program has a distinct focus on condensed matter physics, the curriculum boasts a wide range of diverse electives and courses of study are highly individualized for each student. Faculty advisors and the department’s graduate committee work closely with students to tailor their academic experience to their unique research interests. Other specialized topics include material physics, smart energy and high energy physics.

Funding opportunities such as graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and grants are available. In many cases, teaching assistantships include health insurance and a tuition scholarship. All doctoral students receive funding. Students can also pursue accelerated BA or BS tracks in conjunction with a Master’s in Teaching (MAT) degree program in specific fields.

The flexibility of an advanced degree in physics allows students to easily transition into related fields such as chemistry and engineering. Most master’s students pursue doctoral positions, and many alumni enter industry working with semiconductors, packaging and electronics. Recent program graduates currently hold teaching positions at colleges and research universities such as the University of Virginia. Alumni also serve in both government and private industry roles.

Which department am I in?

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected February, October 2022

Start date

Expected February, August 2022

Venue

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

BINGHAMTON,

New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University. Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career; A 3.0 GPA during last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University. Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career; A 3.0 GPA during last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

  • IELTS: The Graduate School requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no band below 5.0.
  • TOEFL: The Graduate School requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based test.
  • PTE Academic: The Graduate School requires a minimum PTE Academic score of 53.

Application Deadlines: Fall: February 15; Spring: October 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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