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Schools Offering Physics Programs in Massachusetts

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in physics. That means an estimated 546 physicists graduate from Massachusetts' 31 physics schools each year.

Top Schools

Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a physics program. It received a ranking of 0th in the country in 2010. 126 students graduated with a degree in physics from Harvard University in 2010. Students at Harvard University paid $38,415 per year in tuition fees.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ranked 9th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a physics program. It is located in Cambridge. In 2010, 129 students graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics program. The tuition rate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was $39,212 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a physics program is Tufts University, which is located in Medford. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Tufts University physics program. The tuition rate at Tufts University was $41,598 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $29,939 per year, though tuition can range from $41,982 per year to $3,144 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts physics schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

The following Massachusetts physics schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

A physics degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

The highest percentage of physics graduates in Massachusetts pursue careers as a physicist. If you decide to work as a physicist in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 470 Massachusetts physicists as of 2010. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of physicists are:

  1. Bristol County - 410 physicists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 440 physicists will be working in Massachusetts state. This would require the number of physicists to grow by 6%.


A physicist in Massachusetts earns $107,580 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts physicists earned as little as less than $63,850 per year or as much as more than $155,490 per year. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for a physicist are:

  1. Bristol County - $106,620 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in physics and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as chemical engineering or chemistry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Physics in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Physics in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Physics in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists 470 $107,580 6.8%

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