The Department of Physics offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Physics. We offer close personal interaction between you and the faculty, giving individual attention to your needs and interests as you move through the program.

Active research interests in the department include chemical physics, energy storage and conversion, nonlinear phenomena, condensed matter physics, transport properties, effects of disorder, statistical mechanics, phase transitions, surface and interface physics, optics, biophysics, self-assembly of nanomaterials, unconventional computing and (bio)sensing.

Clarkson University also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching with a physics focus. Learn more.


MS in Physics

The master's program in physics consists of 30 total credit hours that can be taken within two years.

Physics MS Curriculum

PhD in Physics
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General Admission Requirements

Students must have a BS or equivalent degree in physics/closely related subject. Admission to the physics MS program depends on approval by the Physics Graduate Committee.

A complete application file consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and a score of 80 for TOEFL/6.5 for IELTS (if applicable)

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

Contact Us

To learn more, ask questions or apply, contact:

Graduate Admissions Team

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