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Achieve next-level thinking

If the years you spent earning your undergrad degree weren’t enough to satisfy your curiosity for knowledge, then it’s time to explore the next stage of your journey at SFA.

Our graduate program helps students who wish to enter into a career in physics or who wish to continue on to earn their PhD. Students have access to our research facilities to help guide their studies such as, among other things, a cryogenics laboratory, atomic force microscope, scanning electron microscope and high vacuum equipment, an observatory with five research grade telescopes, and an environmental sensing and quantum optics laboratory with radiometric instruments and a variety of lasers.

Graduate minor in physics

Students wanting to add a foundation of physics to their graduate studies can pursue a graduate minor in physics.

To achieve a graduate minor in physics a student must complete 9 graduate hours in physics, not including independent students or pass/fail courses.

Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences - Physics Concentration

The department offers a Master of Science in Natural Science with a concentration in physics. Students choose from either a 30 credit hour thesis or 36 credit hour non-thesis option. The student will take 18 hours in physics providing a firm foundation in the principles of classical and quantum physics and their application in atomic, molecular, nuclear and solid-state physics. The remaining hours can be used for research and to study tertiary disciplines, which offers a truly unique graduate degree that can be tailored to meet your future needs.

Advising Information Forms

Thesis Advising Information Form

Non-thesis Advising Information Form

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Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962