Physics: MA, MS

The Department of Physics offers graduate programs that lead to the master of arts (MA), master of science (MS), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. The traditional master’s degree programs, leading to a MA or MS degree, consist primarily of course work and require one to two years to complete.

The physics department awards either a “General Master’s Degree” or an “Applied Master’s Degree” depending on course of study.  For information on the Applied Physics degree, see Physics (Applied), Master's Industrial Internship Program.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose


  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • GRE Physics subject test


Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term: Final Deadline - January 15​​​​​​
This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.