College of Science and Technology

Master of Science in Physics

You will find the faculty, facilities and financial support to help you achieve your goals. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms. Physicists use mathematics and numerical analysis and statistics and probability and computer software in their work. We offer a solid foundation in physics that includes course work in a diverse range of specializations covering every facet of contemporary physics research.


  • Astrophysicist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Medical Physicist 
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Particle Physicist 

Earning Potential

Total incomes of physicists incorporate potential for bonuses and profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49,000 and $220,000. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration.

Salary Range: $49,000 to $220,000

Richard Hammond, Ph.D., Chair
Marteena Hall 101B