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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Program

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Physics Graduate Program

The Department of Physics and Astronomy presents several opportunities for study at the graduate level:

  • The Master of Science is offered as the professional degree in physics. This degree is designed for students wishing to prepare themselves for doctoral study, or for work in a research/industrial position.

    • Students interested in teaching at a community college may elect the MS Community College Track. Teacher certification is not required for this track.

  • The Master of Science in Physics Education is designed for individuals interested in strengthening their background in secondary school teaching. Previous teacher licensure is usually required.

  • For those having an undergraduate physics major and desiring teacher certification, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is available through the Department of Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs, in the College of Education.