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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The University of Central Florida offers a Master of Science in Physics. Research opportunities are available in condensed matter physics, nanostructure devices, surface science, optical physics, complex systems, biophysics, atomic and molecular physics, physics education and planetary/space science.

The Physics MS program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree and offers students a thesis and nonthesis option. All students take 12 credit hours of core courses, and then the remaining 18 credit hours consist of both electives and thesis or directed research according to the option chosen.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

The Master of Science in Physics program is flexibly designed to prepare students for the widest possible range of industrial careers or for further study at the doctoral level.

Program Tracks/Options

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1
July 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Agricultural Research Director
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  • Nuclear Physics Professor
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  • Research Physicist

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