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Experimentation and theory for a smarter, safer, and healthier world

Physics

30 credits | Master of Arts | Full or Part time | On Campus | Day and Evening Classes

Advances in physics lead to new technologies, from the electronics industry based on quantum physics, to the global positioning system based on the theory of relativity and computer hardware based on materials physics. YU’s MA in Physics specializes in solving problems in quantum information, mechanical and electronic materials behavior, propagation of waves, biological matter, dynamics, and hardware and software development. These activities are of intrinsic interest from a fundamental point of view, and they are also geared toward engineering applications. 

Our graduate physics program prepares students for impactful careers in academia, industry, teaching and entrepreneurship  while also developing their artistic appreciation for observing nature through the physicist’s lens. With robust knowledge of computer software and hardware development, our graduates gain access to rewarding jobs in the high technology field, including developing their own high-tech startups. They also continue on to PhD programs and apply their knowledge in a range of industries such as engineering, business, finance, and medicine.

Highlights

  • Gain practical hands-on programming experience.
  • Learn engineering/applied physics and computational physics, as well as hardware use and computer software development.
  • Utilize state-of-the art laboratories with equipment for advanced experiments in mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, lasers, electronics, quantum and nuclear physics, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering.

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups, and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships that count towards your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an advisor.

Yeshiva University’s master’s in Physics is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

YU undergraduate students may be eligible to earn credit towards the MA in Physics under the dual degree BA/MA option. For more information, please contact Dr. Fredy Zypman.

  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Small classes where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.