What is A Physics (MS) Degree?
Physics is about understanding everything in the universe. Physicists have found that, using mathematical models, that there are certain laws that can predict what going to happen to matter and energy in certain situations. So, they make observations about real situations, develop hypotheses, conduct research, and then think through what could be happening, using math to come up with explanations and predictions. They discover the truth of the universe that we can count on.
Getting an MS in Physics will give you a boost in your analytical thinking skills that may open some new employment doors. You may be able to qualify for high-level data science, machine learning, or robotics positions. Plus, you’ll be well positioned for acceptance into PhD programs in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or other similar disciplines. To be accepted into an MS program you will need to have a BS degree in Physics or another closely related field. Coursework for the MS degree in Physics will include subjects like electromagnetics, quantum and classical mechanics, statistical physics, and you may be able to branch out a bit to electrical engineering/computer science, biomedical engineering, or other multi-disciplinary fields. You may have a choice of completing a thesis or basing your degree on coursework alone. Programs usually take 1-2 years to complete.