Physics (B.S.)/Computer Science (M.A.S.)

Simultaneously earn a bachelor's degree in physics and a professional master's degree in computer science in as few as five years in this accelerated master's degree program.

Combining a strong physics background with advanced computer skills builds strong computational physicists who can build models for experiments.

The physics program at Illinois Tech has a rigorous interdisciplinary nature to the program, providing a greater understanding of how physics is interrelated with biology and chemistry. Be prepared for immediate entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories and for graduate study in biophysics, solid state physics, or high-energy physics.

Then earn a Master of Computer Science degree. Combined with the interdisciplinary physics program, advanced computer science skills will provide you a strong competitive edge when entering the natural science job market.

Program Overview

Combined with the interdisciplinary B.S. in Physics program, advanced computer skills will provide you a strong competitive edge when entering the natural science job market. Simultaneously earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years in this accelerated master's program.

Career Opportunities

Advanced computer skills bolstered with a physics background can open a range of career opportunities.

  • Computational physicist
  • Radio frequency signature analyst
  • Computational mechanics software engineer
  • Computing cloud architect
  • Plasma and surface researcher
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Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least one full semester (12 credit hours) of applicable undergraduate study at the university.

Students must be at least one full-time semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; however, please consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.