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Physics, B.A. / B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kirksville, MO, United States
As a Physics major at Truman State University, you will pursue a rigorous training in the theories and practice of physics, learning to think independently and critically and work with modern technology and equipment in a competitive and supportive academic environment.
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During the Physics program from Truman State University you will work closely with faculty mentors on theoretical, experimental, or computational research projects. Present your findings at Truman’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, state-wide or national conference.

Preparing for Lives That Matter

After you complete your physics program, you will be ready to teach, compete for top grad schools, or enter the workforce as a researcher, engineer or beyond.

Our alumni benefit from the competitive and supportive academic environment at Truman — and employers know it. Here is where some have ended up after graduation:

Graduate school in physics at:

  • Washington University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • University of California – Santa Cruz
  • University of West Virginia
  • Penn State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Missouri-Columbia

Other graduate programs at:

  • Applied Math at Purdue University
  • Chemistry at University of Chicago
  • Medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Materials Science at the University of Virginia
  • Meteorology at the University of Colorado-Boulder

Employment and other training:

  • Naval oceanographic research
  • AutoCAD design
  • Jesuit priesthood
  • Secondary and college science teaching

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
  • Ordinary Differential Equations 
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science 
  • Foundations of Computer Science 
  • Topics in Contemporary Physics
  • Physics 
  • Modern Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
    • Certificate of Financial Support
    • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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