Fall Admissions Deadline: May 1st
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 15th
The MS in Physics program is intended for students with a variety of scientific backgrounds who wish to strengthen their basic knowledge of physics at the graduate level. Some students want to improve their physics knowledge so as to go on to doctoral studies. Other students want a terminal degree for use in industry, some other scientific area, or in high school teaching. The program has 24 required credits in mathematical methods, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and quantum mechanics. There are 6 elective credits which may be chosen from statistical mechanics, biophysics, and gradate laboratory classes, or from the special topics classes taught in the CUNY doctoral program.
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Advanced students take advantage of the doctoral courses and research associated with the CUNY doctoral program.
Students engage in exceptional faculty-supervised laboratories located within two contemporary buildings on the City College campus.
Alumni of the MS Physics program have gone on to physics or engineering doctoral studies at CUNY, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton.
Faculty members are involved in research domains such as high-energy physics, quantum optics, solid state physics, and biophysics.
Many masters students go on to doctoral work in the CUNY PhD Program in Physics. Alumni of the MS Physics program have gone on to physics or engineering doctoral studies at CUNY, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton. Still other master's students go into other scientific field such a geology. Others become teachers at community colleges or high school. And some go into finance.
Classes in the masters program are often small with approximately 10 students, though a few are combined with classes in the CUNY doctoral program or with advanced undergraduate classes with City College's outstanding undergraduate physics program. Many physics faculty members are conducting research in areas such as high-energy physics, quantum optics, solid state physics, and biophysics. Many masters student work in laboratories under the direction of outstanding experimental researchers.
City College has CUNY's highest master's degree level in Physics. Advanced students can also explore the doctoral courses and research associated with the CUNY doctoral program. With the two most modern science buildings in the CUNY system, students can take advantage of outstanding faculty-directed laboratories. Interested students can also work with faculty in CCNY's Grove School of Engineering.
Total Credits: 30
GRE Required: No
Minimum Language Test Scores: 500 (TOEFL PBT), 61 (TOEFL IBT), 6 (IELTS), 44 (PTE) or 85 (Duolingo)
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
A sufficient number of courses in physics and mathematics to indicate the likelihood that the candidate will profit from graduate study. Where there are deficiencies in background, the candidate may be required to take additional courses for the removal of such deficiencies.
Supporting Documents Required:
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
Program Advisor: Prof. Timothy Boyer, email@example.com
For more information, please visit the Program Website.
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Last Updated: 12/05/2023 13:36