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MS in Physics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Physics (MS-PHYS) is a two-year graduate program that provides advanced knowledge in the concepts, theories, and applications of Physics. The program enhances the research skills of students in areas such as environmental physics, photonics, and materials science.

Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in MA in Physics should currently be taking an undergraduate degree in the science field. However, students who are not currently taking 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

  • Physics of the Environment and Climate

  • Introduction to Solid State Physics

  • Electronic Properties of Materials

  • Advanced Research Laboratory

  • Fundamentals of Air Pollution

  • Optical Manufacturing State

  • Thermodynamics and Phase

  • Physical Theory of the Solid

  • Optical Manufacturing Stat

  • Quantum Electrodynamics

  • Mathematical Physics

  • Optical Waveguides

  • Electrodynamics

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Transformations

  • Plasma Physics

  • Modern Optics

Admission Requirements


  • 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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