Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science Department

Why consider physics, astronomy and materials science at Missouri State?

  • You will receive one-on-one attention from dedicated professors and advisors.
  • You'll have opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research using our advanced equipment and facilities, and these experiences will help you in your post-graduate plans.
  • We have strong ties with local companies who are excited to offer internship opportunities and jobs to our students.
  • Our program equips our graduates for a multitude of careers in many different fields of research and technological development as well as graduate school.

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Undergraduate programs

With guidance from our faculty, you will be prepared to be a meaningful contributor in whatever field you pursue. That’s our sole purpose and mission.

Graduate Programs


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Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State’s approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and diverse learning opportunities.

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.