The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prospective Students

About the Program

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Physics is an exciting major. Our course of study will prepare you for a research career in an industrial or government laboratory, or for graduate study in experimental and theoretical physics. After becoming well-trained in critical thinking and problem solving, many physics majors move on to computational programs, engineering programs, medical schools, or even business or law degrees. The department also offers a special major for life science (premed) students leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Our B. A. graduates have exceptionally high acceptance rates (over 95%) at Medical Schools. An average of 30 undergraduate and 20 graduate physics majors are enrolled in any one semester.

Undergraduate

Graduate

Degrees

Admission and Support

Awards, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

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Degrees

  • Degrees Offered:
    Master of Arts — M. A. (non-thesis)
    Master of Science — M. S. (thesis)
    Doctor of Philosophy — Ph.D.
  • Degree Requirements
  • Time Limits

Research Areas:

Admission and Support

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