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MAT Physics

Catalog id : 0666
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1.5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

31011.74 USD
15909.74 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
The Department of Physics and Astronomy
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Areas of Study

Students are not required to designate an area of specialization for the M.A.T. degree.

Course Requirements

The M.A.T. degree leads to qualification for instructional credentials at the secondary school or junior college level. A total of 12.5 courses are required for the M.A.T. degree. The program consists of at least five graduate physics courses, four of which are chosen from Physics 210A, 210B, 215A, 221A, 221B, and five professional (300-series) courses. Courses required are: (1) the five graduate physics courses; and (2) the courses necessary for completion of the preliminary State of California Single Subject Instructional Credential, K-12 (Education 312, 315, 330B, 330C, 406, 407, and Physics M370A, which is a special physics teaching laboratory).

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • 201Q. Modern Physics Research Areas
  • 210A. Electromagnetic Theory
  • 210B. Electromagnetic Theory
  • 213A. Advanced Atomic Structure
  • 213B. Advanced Atomic Structure
  • 213C. Molecular Structure
  • 214A. Advanced Acoustics
  • 214B. Advanced Acoustics
  • 215A. Statistical Physics
  • 215B. Advanced Statistical Mechanics
  • 215C. Quantum Statistical Mechanics and the Many Body Problem
  • M215D. Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Biophysics
  • 220. Classical Mechanics
  • 221A. Quantum Mechanics
  • 221B. Quantum Mechanics
  • 221C. Quantum Mechanics
  • 222A. Plasma Physics
  • 222B. Plasma Physics
  • 222C. Plasma Physics
  • 223. Advanced Classical Mechanics
  • 224. Introduction to the Strong Interaction
  • 225A. Advanced Nuclear Physics
  • 225B. Advanced Nuclear Physics
  • 226A. Elementary Particle Physics
  • 226B. Elementary Particle Physics
  • 226C. Elementary Particle Physics
  • 226D. Beyond the Standard Model
  • 226E. Particle Astrophysics: Exploring Earliest and Extreme Universe
  • 230A. Quantum Field Theory
  • 230B. Quantum Field Theory
  • 230C. Quantum Field Theory
  • 230D. Quantum Field Theory
  • 231A. Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • 231B. Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • 231C. Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • 232A. Relativity
  • 232B. Relativity
  • 232C. Special Topics in General Relativity
  • 233. Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics
  • 235. Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics
  • M236. Geometry and Physics
  • 237A. String Theory
  • 237B. String Theory
  • 241A. Solid-State Physics
  • 241B. Solid State Physics
  • 241C. Solid State Physics
  • 242A. Advanced Solid-State Theory
  • 242B. Advanced Solid-State Theory
  • 243A. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Disordered Systems
  • 243B. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Magnetic Resonance
  • 243C. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Quantum Criticality
  • 243D. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Magnetism
  • 243E. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Superconductivity
  • 243F. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Macromolecules
  • 243G. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Nanosystems
  • 243H. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Optical Interactions
  • 243I. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Nonlinear Optics
  • 243J. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Topological Phases
  • 243K. Special Topics in Solid-State Physics: Low-Temperature Physics
  • M243L. Condensed Matter Physics of Cells
  • 250. Introduction to Acceleration of Charged Particles
  • 260. Seminar: Problems in Plasma Physics
  • 261. Seminar: Special Problems in Theoretical Physics
  • 262. Seminar: Physics of the Solid State
  • 264. Seminar: Advanced Physical Acoustics
  • 266. Seminar: Propagation of Waves in Fluids
  • 268. Seminar: Spectroscopy
  • 269A. Seminar: Nuclear Physics
  • 269B. Seminar: Elementary Particle Physics
  • 269C. Seminar: Accelerator Physics
  • 280E. Advanced Plasma Laboratory
  • C285. Foundations of Physics
  • CM286. Neurophysics: Brain-Mind Problem
  • C287A. Biological Physics I: Life at Rest
  • C287B. Biological Physics II: Life in Motion
  • 290. Research Tutorial: Plasma Physics
  • 291. Research Tutorial: Elementary Particle Theory
  • 292. Research Tutorial: Spectroscopy, Low-Temperature, and Solid-State Physics
  • 293. Research Tutorial: Current Topics in Physics
  • 294. Research Tutorial: Accelerator Physics
  • 295. Research Tutorial: Soft Matter/Biological Physics
  • 296. Research Topics in Physics
  • M297. Research Tutorial: Astroparticle Physics
  • 298. Research Tutorial: Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
  • 299. Research Tutorial: Nuclear Physics
  • M370A. Integrated Science Instruction Methods
  • M370B. Integrated Science Instruction Methods
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 490. Scientific Writing
  • 495. Teaching College Physics
  • 596. Directed Individual Studies
  • 597. Preparation for Master's Comprehensive Examination or Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations
  • 598. Master's Thesis Research and Writing
  • 599. Ph.D. Research and Writing

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied through the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing throughout summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of yError! Hyperlink reference not valid.our transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3

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