• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
Faculty-mentored research will help you develop the professional skills needed for success in a competitive job market and/or advanced study in graduate and professional programs. The classes of the Physics program of the Southeast Missouri State University are small, so you’ll get individual attention from professors that are experts in their fields.
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Physics is perhaps the most fundamental of the sciences. It involves the study of the nature of basic things, such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, light, and the atom. Physics reduces our knowledge of the world around us to a more orderly and satisfying form. It is successfully applied to solving problems of practical importance to society. Modern technology depends heavily upon physics, and technological progress follows advances in physics and the other basic sciences.

The interest of physicists extends from the vast world of stars and galaxies to the minute world of atoms and elementary particles. Physicists did the pioneering work in the discovery and development of electrical and nuclear power, communication systems, solid state devices and integrated circuits, computers, jet propulsion, and interplanetary space navigation. They continue to search for more discoveries that will benefit society.

The Physics curriculum prepares graduates for careers as professional physicists and serves as an excellent basis for graduate and professional programs of study. Example job titles include applications engineer, data analyst, design engineer, physics teacher, laser engineer and systems analyst.

What You'll Do

  • Obtain a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of science and mathematics.
  • Have the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for physics and engineering careers.
  • Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of physics and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Be well prepared to obtain admission to the graduate school of their choice.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Southeast Hospital
  • U. S. Navy Officer
  • U. S. Air Force Officer
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA
  • Valspar Corporation
  • Rockwell Collins

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 include:

  • Physics and Engineering Concepts
  • General Physics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Modern Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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