Take your passion for physics and astronomy to the next level with world-class mentors, whether you're studying subatomic particles or investigating the mysteries of distant galaxies.
At USC, you’ll find state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics, as well as opportunities to collaborate with top research facilities around the world ― and beyond, with the help of space telescopes. The Master of Science in Physics will help you pursue careers in research and education.
Research at world-renowned facilities such as CERN, Fermilab, Jefferson Lab and NASA.
Explain the fundamental principles shaping the universe and life as we know it through cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research.
A Notable Faculty
Learn from our award-winning faculty with significant networks in private industry, agencies and partner institutions.
Find faculty mentors, collaborators and a community of peer scholars, with all the benefits that come with smaller class sizes.
What You’ll Study
Master the fundamental branches of physics and their applications. Comprehensive experimental research programs are available in high-energy physics, nuclear/intermediate energy physics, condensed matter physics/nanoscience and astrophysics. The program culminates in a thesis and oral examination.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- College Instructor
- Industrial Research
- Government Agencies