Master of Science in Physics

The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley

Brownsville, Texas, USA
Master of Science in Physics
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • Two options are available for the degree plan leading to the Master of Science  (MS)  in  Physics: thesis or non-thesis;  and the candidate must declare one of the options at the time of admission. Both options require 30 semester credit hours for successful completion.
  • Every student admitted into the program will be required to set up a degree plan in consultation with the graduate committee and approved by the department chair.
  • The degree plan will take into account the educational background of the student and his/her future plans.
  • It will consist of a timeline showing the sequence of courses that the student needs to take in order to complete the program successfully.
  • Progress of the student through the program will be measured against this baseline degree plan after the end of each semester.
  • Any changes needed to the degree plan, agreed upon by the student and the graduate committee and approved by the department chair, will also come into effect at the end of each semester.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1133535 INR
Hostel & Meals610968 INR
Insurance223602 INR
Transportation87156 INR
Books & Supplies90818 INR
Miscellaneous Expenses205804 INR
International Student Fee10986 INR
Orientation Fees5493 INR
Residence Application Fees3662 INR
Total1238489 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • To be admitted to the graduate program physics, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission:
    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Applicants with 4-year bachelor; 3-year bachelor + master or 3-year bachelor + post-grad diploma may also apply
ExamsTOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

GRE: Accepted
  • with a minimum Quantitative score of 161 

Additional info
  • No waiver of the GRE test if the applicant has completed a previous master's degree.
  • If the applicant’s GPA is below 3.0 or the applicant does not have a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, the applicant is required to submit the GRE Subject Test in Physics.
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