Expand your knowledge of the universe
Contemplate the origin and evolution of the universe with our Master of Science in Physics degree. Choose from three different tracks that meet your research interests and career goals. Our department offers sophisticated equipment for research in organic semiconductor physics, solid-state physics, X-ray spectroscopy and surface physics. In addition, the department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), which provides remote access to three 1-m class telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Arizona, Cerro Tololo International Observatory (CTIO) in Chile, and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) in the Canary Islands. The department also operates an observatory located 5 miles south of campus that provides hands-on and remote access to a 0.7-m telescope – the largest in northeast Texas.
No foreign language credits required
Thesis and non-thesis options available
Master of Science in Physics with Teaching Emphasis :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN PHYSICS
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Master of Science in Physics with Teaching Emphasis :: 1.07 Careers
Physics students can apply their in-depth knowledge in labs, research institutes and other related areas. Broaden your network and gain real-world experience with internships and career opportunities.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Master of Science in Physics with Teaching Emphasis- (Aditya Editing) :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce physics students.
Master of Science in Physics with Teaching Emphasis :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
You will cover electrostatics, magneto-statics, multiple expansions, solution of boundary value problems, slowly varying currents, electromagnetic energy and momentum, Maxwell’s equations and applications.
You will study theoretical and applied aspects of atomic structure, with topics including atomic models, ionization phenomena, X-ray, X-ray diffraction and atomic collisions. Experimental investigations of atomic phenomena will be stressed.
You will learn embedded logic design and programming, with topics including micro-controller selection, peripheral interfacing, low and high-level programming languages, and microcontroller development tools.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.