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

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

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Combining a strong physics background with advanced computer science 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.

And then stay an extra year on campus to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science degree. Combined with the interdisciplinary physics program, advanced computer skills will provide a strong competitive edge when entering the natural science job market. Or prepare for a doctorate program.

Program Overview

Combined with the interdisciplinary 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 degree program.

Career Opportunities

Advanced computer science 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

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.