• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Starkville, MS, United States
The course requirements for a Physics degree from Mississippi State University include University, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Physics and Astronomy requirements.
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Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University will continue to be the largest and most active such department in Mississippi.  As a department at the state’s leading public research university, we share the vision of the university and consequently deliver excellent programs of teaching, research, and service. 

Mission

The mission for the Mississippi State University Department of Physics and Astronomy includes the fundamental responsibility to generate and disseminate knowledge about the physical world and how mankind interacts with it.  Included in this broad area are the responsibilities to educate future generations of physicists and astronomers; to teach physics and astronomy skills and concepts to science and engineering students; and to instill in non-science majors an appreciation of science, applications of science in society, and an interest in the behavior of the physical world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astrophysics
  • Modern Physics
  • Directed Individual Study
  • Selected Topics in Physics for Teachers
  • Astronomy for Teachers
  • Demonstrations/Concepts for Physics Teachers
  • Electronic Circuits for Scientists
  • Intermediate Laboratory
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Intermediate Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas, in a sealed, stamped envelope from your school.
  • An official ACT score of 20 or higher, official OLD SAT score of 960 or higher, or NEW SAT score of 1030 (only if your GPA is below 3.0 based on our evaluation of your transcripts OR if you are applying for scholarships). 
  • English Proficiency
  • Once you've been admitted, go to the International Student Services website for additional requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Starkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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