MS Program

Where One-on-One Interaction with World-Class Faculty Members is the Standard

As an MS candidate in the Physics department at WPI you’ll be exposed to meaningful research and challenged to make your own exciting discoveries, guided by faculty members whose knowledge has led to greater understanding and significant advances in the ever-developing field of physics.

Here you’ll focus on core physics research in our cutting-edge laboratories. You’ll also examine complex issues by collaborating with mathematicians, life scientists, engineers, and computer scientists to solve problems across medicine, communications, environmental sustainability, and national defense among other multifaceted issues that society is facing today.

Our graduates are highly sought after by industry, government, and academia because of their ability to solve problems and their desire to make immediate contributions.

Degree Requirements

The MS degree in physics requires 30 semester hours of credit: 6 or more in thesis or directed research with the remainder in approved courses and independent studies. The thesis option requires the completion and defense of a MS thesis as well as a seminar presentation based on the thesis research. The non-thesis option requires a satisfactory performance on the Qualifying Examination. See Graduate Catalog

 
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WPI-Clark University Consortium

To improve the course offerings and opportunities for graduate students, the Physics departments at WPI and Clark University share graduate courses.