Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree

As a natural continuation of the undergraduate studies, students who meet the requirements can continue and expand  their studies to get a Masters degree

Further information, including admission requirements and detailed description of the study programs, can be found in the description in the catalog.

M.Sc. in Applied Physics

The M.Sc. program in Applied Physics is designed for students interested to further their interests in scientific research with technological development. Most of the program’s graduates go on to work and assume leadership positions in Israel's High-Tech industry. Alternatively, the M.Sc. studies are a steppingstone for more advanced research, to be pursued as part of the offered Ph.D. Program in Applied Physics.

The Applied Physics program accepts students with an undergraduate degree in physics or electric engineering. Exception to this rule are possible, but an excellent foundation in undergraduate physics is expected. All student undergo an acceptance interview in which their background experience and match to the program will be assessed. Students with weak physics background may be required to complete additional physics courses.

The studies comprise theoretical courses, both mandatory and elective, and the completion of a research thesis. After submission of the thesis, a final oral M.Sc. exam completes the degree requirements. The program is designed to allow students to expand and deepen their scientific knowledge in their field of expertise, to gain experience in the basic technologies of that field, and to gain basic knowledge in other branches of science and engineering relevant to the chosen field of expertise. The program offers four specialization tracks: Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, and quantum technologies.

All students accepted into the MSc. program with a B.Sc. average higher than 85, are entitled to a scholarship and a teaching salary. Income of at least 6,500 NIS per month is guaranteed for two years and tuition is exempt. Additional benefits: study fund and pension insurance. The top quarter (according to Bachelor's degree final grades) will be guaranteed an income of at least 7,500 NIS.

The teaching obligations in the Physics Department as part of the program include a position for all semesters by appointment of the department options, about 4 hours of classroom TA teaching, about 6 hours of training in the student labs or about 12 hours of exercise grading.