College of Science and Health > Academics > Physics and Astrophysics > Graduate Programs > Physics (MS)
Build upon the laws of nature with DePaul’s MS in Physics, designed for students pursuing doctoral studies as well as practicing scientists and engineers. You’ll study classical and quantum mechanics and complete elective courses such as cosmology and laser physics. Your degree will help you further your knowledge and career in science.
Classes are offered on the Lincoln Park Campus in the evenings and the program and can be completed in two years.
Students in our MS in Physics program have conducted research at our on-campus labs and off campus at Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Photon Source and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. You’ll also have opportunities to research alongside faculty at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning May 1.
Submit an online application, two letters of recommendation, GRE scores and official transcripts.
You’ll complete five core classes, six electives and a thesis.
of 2017 master’s graduates from the College of Science and Health were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment.
The reported median salary of 2017 College of Science and Health master’s graduates was $60,000.
Associate Professor Gabriela González Avilés studies the atomic-scale structures of crystalline and amorphous materials, which are used in bone implants, rechargeable batteries, flat-panel displays and solar cells. Her National Science Foundation-funded research experiments are conducted at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“The effort of the DePaul physics department to provide constructive feedback in improving our presentation skills aided me when I was giving a presentation as part of my interview process. The subject matter of my dissertation also ensured I had a better technical background than other applicants.”
Alumni of our MS in Physics program work in the scientific industry and are enrolled in or serve as faculty members at universities across the country. You’ll benefit from these alumni connections as well as the larger network of more than 180,000 DePaul alumni.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Science and Health at
(773) 325-7315 or
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