Department of Physics

Master of Science in Teaching Physics

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Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Teaching Physics program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Applications should be submitted online through the Graduate School

Additional information for international students can be found on the International Admissions website.

  • All applicants are required to submit  
    • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. By the time of admission, students should hold a four-year B.S. or B.A. If the degree is not in physics, the graduate studies committee may impose additional requirements 
    • Provide at least two letters of reference 
    • Provide a Statement of Purpose stating why you are considering our M.S. degree program. The personal statement should include:  
      • Specific reasons for applying to the Master of Science Program in Physics at Wright State University, 
      • A description of goals for graduate education, i.e., how do you hope an M.S. in physics from Wright State will further your career 
      • A list of potential faculty advisors of interest to the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to review any available research programs of physics faculty found online or state other research interests. 
    • The General GRE and Physics GRE test scores are optional and NOT required. Please send any test scores if you have them, but they are not required for admission 
    • Indicate whether or not you will seek aid in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship 
  • International applicants are required to submit official scores from either  
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
    • Minimum scores:  TOEFL IBT - 79, Paper-based - 550 or IELTS - 6.0 band. 

If an international student who would like to be supported on a Graduate Teaching Assistantship or directly support teaching activities for the Department of Physics, they will also need to take and pass the Oral Proficiency Test (OPT) at Wright State. View the Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships policy.

Applications are only evaluated twice a year. Therefore, applicants may apply to start in the Fall Semester (August start) with admission decisions made by May 1. Or apply to start in the Spring Semester (January start) with admission decisions made by November 1. Applicants admitted for the Fall Semester also may request a summer (June) start date. 

If you have any questions, please email

Performance Standards

Graduate students in good standing in physics must maintain a cumulative average of 3.0. A grade of C is considered a minimum passing grade. Candidates whose average is below 3.0 after 12 hours of graduate work will be placed on probationary status; they will be removed from this status when the average of 3.0 is earned. Students whose average is below a 3.0 after 18 hours of graduate work may be asked to withdraw from the program.