Master of Science (MS) in Physics


The Department of Physics offers programs in physics and applied physics which lead to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Our graduate students take part in active research, which gives them study opportunities at the forefront of physics.

Master of Science (MS) in Physics

Areas of Study

  • Atomic and optical physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • High energy physics and particle astrophysics
  • Theoretical physics

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – February or earlier. University fellowships typically have deadlines in February or March, so in order to be eligible for any fellowships that may be available.
  • Spring – Admission is possible in exceptional cases, but we recommend that you contact the chair of the graduate admissions committee before submitting an application.