The Master of Science in Physics program is designed to enhance the physics background of students and develop their skills in performing advanced research. Depending on the interests of the student, such skills can include proficiencies in the analytical exploration of theoretical models, the computational modeling of the behavior and properties of physical systems, or the design and implementation of experiments in the laboratory. Students are expected to have enhanced physics background; be trained in producing high-quality and cutting-edge research in physics; have motivation to contribute new and interesting knowledge and publish research articles in physics journals; be prepared for doctoral studies in physics, applied physics, or a related field; and acquire high analytical and problem-solving skills.
The Physics Division of IMSP has six research clusters: Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics; Analytics, Complex and Environmental Systems; Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics; Materials Physics and Engineering; Optics and Instrumentation; and Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Students in the program can choose from these research groups to work on a research topic.
The program prepares students who plan to pursue a Ph. D. degree in physics, applied physics, or a related field by developing their skills needed to perform advanced and high-quality research in physics. Alternatively, the background physics knowledge gained and the analytical and problem-solving skills learned by a student in the program are valuable when the student decides to pursue a career in the academe, technology, industry, business or the government.