Physicists help us understand the world at its most fundamental level, from the smallest particles to the universe itself.
Master of Science (M.S.)
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics will prepare you for a variety of career paths, including further study leading to the Ph.D. Students should expect the completion of an M.S. degree take two academic years of full-time study. Chose from thesis (plan A) or non-thesis (plan B) tracks to suit your goals.
Master of Science (M.S.) with specialization in Analytics for Large Data Sets
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics with Analytics for Large Data Sets specialization will prepare students for positions in academia, industry and at national labs. Students will pursue 15 credit hours of coursework from the analytics and computing areas to include data mining, machine learning, database management, applied statistics and analytics programming.
Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)
The Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics with specialization in Analytics for Large Data Sets allows USD undergraduates to apply up to 12 graduate credits toward their B.S. or B.A. program.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Physics grads are invaluable in industries dealing with nuclear energy, electronics, communications, aerospace, medical instrumentation and more.