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Master of Science in Physics



Career Outlook

A master’s degree in physics is a versatile degree that can take you in many career directions.

With their strong technical and analytical skills, graduates with a master’s degree in physics find work in the tech industry, engaged in R&D in the private or public sector and doing scientific and engineering work in a wide range of fields. Some provide technical expertise to law firms, biomedical labs, software companies, and government agencies or military services. Others teach physics or other STEM subjects at the high school or college level.

According to the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center, a year after they earned their master’s degree in physics, 45% of grads were working in engineering, 24% were employed in the computer and information technology fields, and 19% were working in physics or astronomy.

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Where Our Grads Are Now

Tech Firms

  • Boeing Commercial Aircraft
  • Boeing Research & Technology
  • DNV GL
  • F5
  • Microsoft
  • Spaceflight Industries
  • Synrad
  • Williamson & Associates (geophysical consulting)
  • ZTEC


  • Bellevue College
  • Charles Wright Academy 
  • Everett Community College
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School