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Physics - Master of Science

Program Details

Michigan State University offers a Master of Science Degree in Physics to students who meet the qualifications to be accepted into this program. In order to apply to this program, students must have successfully completed physics and math courses equal to the courses required for an undergraduate major in physics. In these courses, students must have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average. In order to complete the Master of Science Degree in Physics, students must earn 30 credit hours in either Plan A or Plan B. Plan A requires a thesis, while Plan B does not.

This course will build on the knowledge learned in obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Students are encouraged to cross “traditional” boundaries to connect with students who may be in other areas such as biology and mathematics. The minimum GPA for this program is 3.0. If students receive grades below 3.0 in more than 3 three-credit courses, students will automatically be removed from candidacy for the degree. Students may also be dismissed from this program if have deferreds in an excess of four courses that are worth three credit hours each.


Students must have completed physics and mathematics courses equivalent to those that are required for an undergraduate major in physics with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools