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Master’s Degrees in General Physical Sciences

82 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in physical science. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 9% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 57.3% of physical science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Physical Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 students earned their master's degree in physical science. This makes it the 243rd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in physical science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 4,132
Bachelor’s Degree 293
Master’s Degree 82
Doctor’s Degree 20

Earnings of Physical Science Majors With Master’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in physical science. About 63.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 52
Women 30
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Physical Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical science master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 26
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Science Master's Degree Students

There are 10 colleges that offer a master’s degree in physical science. Learn more about the most popular 10 below:

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
33 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for physical science majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

The physical science program at University of Chicago awarded 33 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in physical science. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

The physical science program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock awarded 14 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for physical science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Georgia Southern University. Roughly 26,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degrees were handed out to physical science majors at GaSou. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#4

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emporia State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in physical science. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,394 per year.

The physical science program at Emporia State University awarded 10 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in physical science. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

The physical science program at Rochester Institute of Technology awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for physical science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wesleyan University. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,704 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their master's degree in physical science from Wesleyan U. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in physical science. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in physical science from ESF.

#8

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations

Marshall University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in physical science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,190 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their master's degree in physical science from Marshall University.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical science that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chemistry 2,360
Physics 1,998
Geological & Earth Sciences 1,878
Materials Sciences 266
Atmospheric Sciences 238

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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