Overview of UMKC Physics Graduate Program
Graduate programs are offered in physics leading to the MS and interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees. The master's degree program offers thesis and nonthesis options. A full-time graduate student seeking a master of science degree will normally be expected to take the thesis option. The master of science without thesis is mainly designed for part-time students who are already have career employment.
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program can be structured to accommodate students who intend to pursue careers in industrial research or in academic teaching and research. The department emphasizes the research in applied physics, material physics, and their applications. This Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program spans traditional boundaries between physics and other disciplines to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in very different areas to meet the challenges of the future.
Most entering physics graduate students are supported as part-time teaching or research assistants with a stipend of about $1,000 per month plus remission of a major part of tuition. Students making satisfactory progress are normally supported through the attainment of the MS or Ph.D. degree. The University also offers a number of fellowships to graduate students who have excellent standing in their course work and research.
Potential Graduate Students
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