Elevate your research skills and gain a more detailed knowledge of physics. With our master’s degree program in physics, you’ll use advanced equipment and work closely with highly experienced faculty members. Plus, you’ll have research and professional internship opportunities to prepare you for a career in industry, academia, museums and laboratories.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
The physics graduate program at CMU offers you a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research. With a student-to-faculty ratio of two-to-one, you’ll be able to engage in either theoretical or experimental work with close collaboration. Gain hands-on skills with today’s most advanced technologies including:
- Laser spectroscopy.
- Magnetic resonance.
- Thin films.
- Polymer fluid dynamics.
- X-ray diffraction labs.
As a student in our master’s degree program in physics program, you’ll:
- Work closely with faculty, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 2:1.
- Develop hand-on skills using our labs equipped for laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, rheology, thin films, polymer fluid dynamics and X-ray diffraction.
- Have access to advanced technologies in the Brooks Astronomical Observatory, as well as the adjacent laboratories.
Careers & Outcomes
Recent physics graduate students from CMU have found employment in industry, in four-year colleges, and in museums and public planetariums. Many also continued graduate studies in a variety of fields including optics, nuclear physics, materials science, medical physics and engineering.