The Department of Physics at DePaul University offers a Master of Science in Applied Physics. This program is designed for students preparing for doctoral work and for practicing scientists and engineers interested in an advanced degree. Courses are offered in the evenings, so students can obtain a degree while working full-time. Recent graduates have taken jobs in industry or entered Ph.D. programs at major universities, such as the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill, (the University of Maryland, Brown University, Penn State University), and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The department offers several teaching assistantships each year. More information about teaching assistantships, including hours of work, salary and benefits is available at this link.

Applying to the M.S. Program

The preferred method of applying to the program is to do so online. Details about applying, materials to be sent, etc., are given below. Please apply online at this link​.

Learn more about general admission requirements and application instructions​, including information about where to send application materials, the application fee and how to contact the Office of Graduate Admission.

Please do not send any materials to the Physics department. Application materials, except for letters of recommendation, can also be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu (this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents. 

Application materials may also be mailed to:

The Office of Graduate Admission

College of Science and Health

DePaul University

2400 N. Sheffield Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614-2215

Materials required during the application process for full admission to the M.S. in Physics program are:
  • A bachelor's degree indicating satisfactory completion of a suitable program in advanced physics or a closely related field. (Students with less extensive backgrounds may be admitted conditionally while they complete undergraduate prerequisites.)
  • It is strongly recommended that the student submit the results of the GRE general examination at the time of application. Results are required to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship.
  • Two letters of recommendation are advised for all applicants and are required for a graduate teaching assistantship​.

Additional Information

More details about the graduate program, including coursework and thesis, are available at the links below.

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