University of New Hampshire

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences



105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Physics, Ph.D.- Physics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. program is designed to help students increase the breadth and depth of their computer science knowledge, strengthen their software development skills, and build their research skills. Professionally-oriented students often complete industry internships and the program has an outstanding job placement record for its graduates. Research-oriented students complete an M.S. thesis under the guidance of a faculty mentor, which usually leads to publication and provides clear evidence of the developed research skills useful for obtaining a leadership position in industry or to go on to do a Ph.D. Applications are welcomed from students whose undergraduate degree is not in computer science. In this case a well-defined set of undergraduate prerequisites must be completed as part of the M.S. program of study. The Ph.D. program is designed to help students develop the ability to carry out advanced research, as well as ensure that they possess the breadth and depth of computer science knowledge required to obtain a faculty position in academia or a research position in industry or at a national laboratory. Students first work to obtain breadth knowledge and a faculty research mentor. Then, working with their mentor, they carry out advanced work that results in original research publications and a doctoral dissertation. The Department of Physics offers the degrees of master of science and the doctor of philosophy. Areas of specialization are space physics and astrophysics, experimental nuclear physics, biomedical imaging, theoretical nuclear and high-energy physics, experimental physics of solids and nano-materials, and string theory.


UNH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows: TOEFL (Paper Based): 550 TOEFL (Computer Based): 213 TOEFL (Internet Based): 80 TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication) IELTS* (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is NOT an accepted TOEFL score by UNH Graduate School

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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