What will I learn?

The University of Missouri offers exceptional academic opportunities for graduate study in physics and astronomy.

Classes are generally small and provide ample opportunity for informal contact between students and faculty. The faculty have a strong commitment to teaching as well as research. There is a deep concern for preparing students for existing jobs in physics and related disciplines.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers many opportunities for scientific research in internationally recognized programs, some of which are unique at a university and at a level expected only in much larger departments. The main focus of research is in the areas of theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, biological physics, astrophysics, and alternative energy.

The doctor of philosophy degree is designed to educate scientists to be capable of independently formulating and solving problems of fundamental scientific importance. Detailed policies for the PhD degree are listed at the MU Graduate School.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,900.00 per year
The tuition fee is based on 9 credit units each fall and spring term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Science

317 Lowry Hall,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, recommendations, evidence of successful professional experiences and samples of scholarly writing. Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0).

For international students

Students must have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.

Have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree).

Non-native English speakers must score 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS, PTE score of 59 and Cambridge C1 Advanced score of 180

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


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a well-renowned American institution based on a beautiful 1,262-acre site.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body

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