MSc in Physics



Program Type

Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode



2 Years

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator

Name:  Prof. Hisham M. Widatallah


Tel:      +968 24141436

College Website

Program Overview

The student should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. For the thesis, the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature review, undertake the research, analyze the results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work need not necessarily be original research, but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. The student should register for the thesis in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in Physics or in a related subject  from Sultan Qaboos University or from any other recognized university.
  • Applicant must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.75 on a four-point scale or its equivalent in another system. The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.
  • Applicant with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) between 2.5 and 2.74 on a 4.0 point scale or its equivalent with a minimum of two years of work experience or any other academic activity following graduation.
  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Un-employed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.
  • Applicants who meet the above requirements are expected to pass an entrance examination for the M.Sc. program as a part of a personal interview to be conducted at the Physics Department.

English Proficiency

Before starting the program the admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate Band (6) in IELTS Academic, with a minimum of 5 in each of its components or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL  computer-based or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

Selection Criteria

There will be an interview for all  applicants and it can be by phone for international applicants.

Degree Plan





3,000 OMR

4,000 OMR


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