Master of Science in Physics

Program Description

The Master of Science in Physics involves advanced coursework in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and theoretical physics.  Specialized electives are frequently offered in lasers and quantum optics, photonics and nanomaterials, advanced laboratory techniques, special & general relativity, plasma physics, and computational physics.  Students may select from 3 culminating experience options: a Master’s Thesis, a Culminating Project, or a Comprehensive Oral Examination.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission to the graduate program must include:

  1. Transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education.  The overall GPA or the GPA in the last 60 units of study should be at least 3.0.  The GPA in mathematics and physics courses should also be at least 3.0.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty who know your academic record and potential for independent research.
  3. A statement of purpose describing your interest in pursuing graduate study in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SFSU.
  4. We do not require the GRE General or Subject Tests.

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5


  • Total 30 Credits program(Yearly tuition fee is given)
  • I20(Visa Letter) can be obtained only after submitting a bank statement with a balance of USD $40,160.
  • Score reporting required.

Course Features
  • Country United States of America
  • City San Francisco
  • State California
  • Course Duration 2 Year
  • Application fee 70 USD
  • Tuition fees yearly 14,898 USD
  • Cost of Living per year 25,262 USD
  • Starting dates Fall & Spring
  • IELTS (Total) 6.5
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