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MA in Physics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Physics (MA-PHYS) is a two-year graduate program designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in science or science education and wishes to expand their knowledge and specialize in physics. The program aims to develop teachers who are knowledgeable in the methods of teaching physics at the high school or university level.


Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in MA in Physics should have an undergraduate degree in the science field. However, students who do not hold an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.



Subjects and Curriculum

  • Foundations of Experimental Physics

  • Foundations of Physical Electronics

  • M.A. Comprehensive Examination

  • Foundations of Electromagnetism

  • Foundations of Statistical Physics

  • Foundations of Modern Physics

  • Graduate Course in Education

  • Physics Teaching Practicum

  • Seminar in Modern Physics

  • Foundations of Mechanics

  • Physics and Society

  • Physics Elective


Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the science field may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses. However, some colleges and universities admit any bachelor’s degree holders. 

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university


Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture


Areas of Specialization

  • Astrophysics

  • Particle Physics

  • Biotechnology

  • Nanotechnology

  • Meteorology

  • Condensed matter theory

  • Quantum dynamics

  • Applied physics

  • Plasma physics

  • Aerospace dynamics

  • Atomic and laser physics

  • Atmospheric

  • Oceanic and planetary physics

  • Climate Science



Program Outcome

Graduates of MA in Physics are expected to be able to:

  • Articulate the latest developments in their specific field of practice

  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino languages

  • Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams

  • Demonstrate professional, social, and ethical responsibility, especially in practicing intellectual property rights and sustainable development

  • Ability to apply principles of physics in practical problems

  • Able to use analytical skills in technological development



Board Exam

The MA in Physics does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Doctorate degree to further gain expertise in the industry. 



Career Opportunities

Graduates of MA in Physics may pursue a career path in high technology companies, government laboratories, and educational institutions. They may apply as Physics program director, science program director, college department head, Physics tutor, consultant of Physics instruction materials, academician, or researcher. 

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