Master of Science in Physics
University of Washington

Program Details

The online MS in Physics degree program from the University of Washington is designed to prepare students for a variety of professional careers involving physics, including engineering and teaching. The program is highly customizable. All students must complete at least three core courses in electromagnetic theory and quantum physics capstone project, but the remaining coursework is chosen by the student, allowing them to select a program of study that meets their personal and professional goals. Examples of specialized tracks created by previous students include:

  • Acoustics
  • Laser Physics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Optics
  • Surface Physics
  • Physics Instrumentation
  • Physics Education


  • A bachelor's degree in a physical science, engineering, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last graded 60 semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • An average 3.0 GPA in all relevant coursework
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities