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Master of Science
in Physics

Part Time / 3 Years / Seattle & Online

Accelerate Your Career in Physics

The University of Washington Master of Science in Physics program prepares students for a wide range of exciting physics-related careers. Our grads go on to jobs in tech, engineering, education and more. 

Explore the UW Difference

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Get Ready for Diverse Career Paths

Our highly flexible curriculum lets you design your own specialized track with electives and a capstone project, so you can focus on your area of interest.

Explore Academic Experience

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Work Days, Study Nights

With classes in the evenings, and the option of online attendance for non-lab courses, you can continue to work full time while earning your degree.


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Learn From Top Physicists

With its Nobel Prize-winning faculty, the UW Department of Physics is a leader in basic physics research. Learn from experts in astrophysics, quantum computing and more.


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Do Hands-On Research

As part of the capstone project, you can work with faculty doing leading-edge research in physics and learn firsthand about the latest scientific discoveries. 




"I valued the applied approach — taking the approach to physics as it applies to our world, to engineering and to industry."

Max Schlereth

Design Engineer, Williamson & Associates

Read Max's story