Prateek Bajaj, an alum of the Master of Science in the Physical Science Division

Prateek Bajaj, SM '14

He chose the University of Chicago's Master of Science Program in the Physical Sciences Division to prove his potential as a theoretical physicist. Read Full Article

Applications Due March 4, 2015

The MS-PSD program at the University of Chicago is a program designed for students who wish to broaden or deepen their knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences. Application Information

Why a Master's Degree?

A master’s degree is an investment in your academic growth and your career trajectory, no matter what direction you might be taking. Read More About Why a Master's

About our Students

The Master of Science in the Physical Sciences Division is designed to be flexible and highly individualized.  With the guidance of a senior faculty member, students create a customized program of study based on previous experience and future plans.  Because it is a unique experience, it can be hard to describe; however, you should consider MS-PSD if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have, or will soon complete, a degree in one area of science, but your research interests require you to build a body of knowledge in a new area.
  • You are planning to pursue a doctoral degree, but would benefit from more coursework or research experience.
  • Your professional plans call for more education in an area within the physical sciences.

Because MS-PSD students choose their courses from departments within the Physical Sciences Division, prospective applicants should spend time researching the faculty and course offerings in their areas of focus.  Students interested in a master’s in Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, or Statistics should apply directly to those programs and not to MS-PSD.

Please contact us if you have questions about MS-PSD.