Graduate Program: Physics

Physics Graduate Program

The Department of Physics offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Physics. Students in this degree program will work one-on-one with an advisor to design a program of study that will match their individual career goals. Elective courses, subject to approval of the department, are usually selected from physics, chemistry, mathematics and/or biology. Incoming students will be required to take a diagnostic examination on undergraduate physics during their first semester.

Why Pitt State?

Options available for the degree include:

    Option I: Thesis
        This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

    Option II: Research Problem
        This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

Career Options

  • Ph.D. program candidates for Physics, Meteorology, or Astronomy
  • Data collection and analysis in fields such as aviation, energy, programming, and medical
  • Start own small company as an entrepreneur and inventor in aviation, electronics, and solid state physics

Learn more about the Department of Physics

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Physics foundation courses


Students in the Physics program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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