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Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Physics

Program Requirements

Physics Graduate Programs & Requirements from the 2015/2016 Graduate Catalog

Core courses: (all 5 required)

a) Mathematical Methods I PHZ 5115
b) Electricity and Magnetism I PHY 6346
c) Quantum Mechanics I PHY 6645
d) Quantum Mechanics II PHY 6646
e) Statistical Mechanics PHY 6536

Thesis option

Three graduate-level elective classes (nine credit hours), at least two of which must be within physics, plus six credit hours of master’s-thesis or directed research. PHY 6911, PHY 6935, and PHY 6971 will not count toward the electives. In addition, the candidate must present and successfully defend a written thesis.

Non-thesis option

Five graduate-level elective classes (fifteen credit hours), at least two of which must be in physics. PHY 6911, PHY 6935, and PHY 6971 will not count toward the electives.

Laboratory or Computing Experience

The student, as part of her elective work or thesis, or through previous course work, should demonstrate either laboratory or computational experience.