Physics M.S.

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Prof. Alec Habig, Director of Graduate Studies
371 MWAH
1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Jeanne Rydberg, Graduate Program Coordinator
371 MWAH
1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Program Type
Graduate Program
Master of Science
Physics & Astronomy
Swenson College of Science and Engineering

About this Program

Our program offers exceptional opportunities for starting research projects right away. See our faculty research interests on our website. Some projects can be made very interdisciplinary and we offer the flexibility to design a degree plan around your career goals. In our program, you will have:

  • Early opportunities for hands-on research
  • Research tailored to your career goals
  • Small faculty-to-student ratio

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

About half our students continue to a Ph.D. program in physics, the other half take their physics experience to industry or an advanced degree in another science or engineering field.

To find out what our recent graduates are doing, see the Career and Internship Services Report:  Follow-up of Majors

Admissions and Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

Most graduate students in the program are supported by assistantships, which are awarded on a competitive basis and provide a tuition benefit, stipend, and subsidized health insurance.

Mylan Radulovich Graduate Fellowship

Highly qualified applicants and returning students with outstanding academic performance in their first year will be considered for a Mylan Radulovich Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship was established by Mylan Radulovich (BA '60) and is awarded by the Department to one or more new or continuing graduate students. These awards are supplements to any academic year teaching or research assistantship stipend.


In addition to the general application instructions provided by the Graduate School, visit the Physics program page for specific application instructions and deadlines related to the program. Also visit the catalog requirements page linked above for additional information.