This program is similar to our master of arts program. The difference is you will be required to write a 6-hour thesis, which is normally a formal report on your research in some feature of experimental physics, theoretical physics, or physics education.

The master of science degree has a more involved research component, which is more appropriate if you are intending to go to a PhD program or a research intensive career.

You must also meet admission requirements of the Graduate School and take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or an equivalent exam.

Learn more about why you should study at Ball State.