Physics (Master of Science)

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The Master of Science (MS) in physics at Creighton will prepare you for a variety of careers, including as a physics lab assistant in an industrial or academic setting. Through classroom experiences, lab activities and research opportunities, you’ll gain a solid grounding in physics with adaptability to meet your interests and career objectives.

Attending full-time, you can complete this program in two years, but the degree can also be completed on a part-time basis. Teaching certification and an MS in physics can be earned in four semesters plus two summers.

Outcomes

Creighton’s graduate program in physics is designed to combine your solid foundation in physics with adaptability to a wide range of personal interests and career objectives.

Our programs lay the foundation for careers in fields, such as:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics and space exploration
  • Atomic physics
  • Biophysics
  • Computer science and technology
  • Electronics and photonics
  • Elementary particle physics
  • Holography
  • Laser physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Medical physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Optics
  • Solid state physics
  • Superconductivity

What You'll Learn

Through classroom experiences, lab activities and research opportunities, you’ll gain a solid grounding in physics with adaptability to meet your interests and career objectives.

Curriculum

Student Organizations

  • Graduate Student Government

    The Graduate Student Government (GSG) considers concerns and interests of graduate students and makes recommendations to the Graduate School administration and the University.

    The GSG also provides a fair and functional rebate system that allocates student rebates to graduate students. Funds may be used for GSG-sponsored events that enhance the graduate school community, or may be dispersed to students to pursue academic endeavors.

  • Society of Physics Students

    The Creighton Chapter of the Society of Physics Students encourages interest in physics on campus and in the local community. The organization strives to further students’ knowledge of the field through academic conferences, field trips and contact with physics professionals outside the Creighton community.

Research Opportunities

You can actively participate with your professors in research in areas such as:

  • Atomic-collision physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Experimental biophysics
  • Laser physics
  • Observational astronomy
  • Particle physics
  • Relativistic heavy ion physics
  • X-ray fluorescence

Faculty theoretical interests include:

  • Astro-particle physics
  • Biophysics
  • Ultra-relativistic peripheral heavy-ion collisions

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in physics with upper-division coursework in mechanics, electromagnetics and modern physics is preferred. To earn your MS in physics, you must complete 30-33 credits. The number of credits required depends on whether you choose a thesis or non-thesis option.

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