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2023 Best Engineering Physics Master's Degree Schools

12 Colleges in the United States
122 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in engineering physics, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #228 one in the country in terms of popularity.While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual looked at 12 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Engineering Physics Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 122 master's degrees in engineering physics during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Engineering Physics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Engineering Physics Master's Degree Schools Your choice of engineering physics for getting your master's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to engineering physics students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of engineering physics students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for engineering physics to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized engineering physics related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for engineering physics students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Engineering Physics Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Engineering Physics Master's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Engineering Physics in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in engineering physics.

10 Top Schools for a Master's in Engineering Physics

17 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a great choice for individuals interested in a master's degree in engineering physics. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
12 Annual Graduates

Harvard University is a good option for individuals pursuing a master's degree in engineering physics. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Harvard University

#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
19 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in engineering physics. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Cornell University

#4

Rice University

Houston, TX
2 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in engineering physics has to look into Rice University. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Rice University

#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Northwestern University

9 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from University of California - San Diego

8 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Stevens Institute of Technology

5 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

#9

New York University

New York, NY
3 Annual Graduates

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from New York University

1 Annual Graduates

Illinois Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a master’s in engineering physics from Illinois Institute of Technology

Engineering Physics by Region

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Engineering Physics is one of 40 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 8,658
Mechanical Engineering 7,218
Computer Engineering 5,020
Civil Engineering 4,884
Biomedical Engineering 3,089
General Engineering 2,969
Industrial Engineering 2,483
Systems Engineering 2,186
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 1,880
Chemical Engineering 1,558

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to NASA. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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