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Master's in Physics at UMass Lowell

Graduates of our master's programs are prepared to pursue graduate studies or launch successful careers in national laboratories, research and industry.

The Department of Physics and Applied Physics offers the following Master's of Science degrees.

    • M.S. in Physics, General, Thesis or Non-Thesis requires a minimum of 30 credit hours with at most 3 credit hours from colloquium or seminar courses.
    • M.S. in Physics, Optical Sciences Option is a terminal Master’s Program for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree program in Physics, Engineering, or other sciences and wish to specialize in electro-optical phenomena, lasers, applications of optics to telecommunication and information processing, fiber optics, and other optical materials and devices. 

    For complete program and course details, visit the Academic Catalog.

  • The M.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection program is an interdisciplinary program designed for engineering students and students in the biological and physical sciences. 

    Learn more about the M.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection.

  • The M.S. in Medical Physics qualifies students for all medical physics specialties and prepares them for residency programs, junior medical physicist positions, and future ABR exams.

    Learn more about the M.S. in Medical Physics.

Why get your master's in physics at UMass Lowell?

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty are world leaders in their research areas and committed to quality interactions and mentoring of students.
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Research Opportunities

With over $10 million annually in funded research, we are ranked among the top 50 programs in the United States for research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation. 

Admission Requirements

For information about the application process and requirements, please visit Graduate Admissions.

Bachelor's to Master's Program

Students currently enrolled as undergraduates in physics at UMass Lowell may elect to apply for admission to the BS/MS Program. Currently, three BS/MS programs are available: Physics, Optical Science, and Radiological Science. Junior or senior full-time physics majors with a grade point average of 3.000 or above are eligible to apply for admission to the program.

Learn more about our Bachelor's to Master's Programs.

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For program questions or to connect with our current students, please contact:

Viktor Podolskiy, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator, Professor