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At Creighton University the graduate program in Physics is flexible and designed to combine a solid grounding in Physics with adaptability to a wide range of student interests and career objectives. There is a close association of students and faculty that facilitates responsiveness to the needs of each student. Graduates of four-year liberal arts colleges are of special interest to the Physics faculty, as are secondary-school and junior-college teachers who wish to enrich their background in physics. Most classes can be scheduled to accommodate working students in progressing toward the M.S. degree on a part time basis. Access website here.
Types of Degrees: MS
Duration: 2 years full time. Teaching certificate and MS in physics can be earned in 4 semesters and 2 summers.
Number of Credits Required: 30-33
Cost: $730 per credit hour, 201/2013 rate, plus university and technology fees. Teaching fellowships are awarded each year. Ask the program director (Dr. Mike Nichols) for more information.
Stipend: Teaching and Research Fellowships with stipends
Program Start: August, January, June
Preferred Application Deadline: Rolling. International students should apply at least three months in advance of anticipated start date in order to get all paperwork processed.
In general, properly prepared students will have undergraduate preparation in physics comparable to the present minimum physics degree requirements at Creighton University. This must include upper-division course work covering each of the following categories: mechanics, electromagnetics, and modern physics. Additional work in physics to bring the total to 24 semester hours, plus support from mathematics is needed. An application should include:
1. Completed application and $50 non-refundable application fee
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Three letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application!). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are qualified to assess an applicant's performance in an academic or work setting.
4. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550 PBT). International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are NOT required to submit a TOEFL score report.