The Physics M.S. program prepares students for a career in industry, education, or government. The curriculum encompassing core areas of physics as well as elective classes that can be chosen to match their area of interest. The M.S. degree includes a capstone experience, which can be a Master's Thesis or a Master's project (for students in the PhD program, the oral thesis proposal satisfies the capstone requirement).
For more details, please consult the physics graduate student handbook.
Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the program.
M.S. Degree Requirements
|PHYS 805||Experimental Physics (or equivalent demonstrated experimental proficiency)||4|
|PHYS 931||Mathematical Physics||3|
|PHYS 939||Classical Mechanics||3|
|PHYS 941||Electromagnetic Theory I||3|
|PHYS 943||Quantum Mechanics I||3|
|PHYS 806||Introduction to Physics Research and Teaching (two semesters)||2|
|Select one of the following options:||15|
Option A: 15 additional credits including a 6 credit Master's Thesis (PHYS 899)
Option B: 15 additional credits including a Master's Project (may account for up to 3 credits)
Option C: 15 additional credits of coursework and passing the written comprehensive and oral qualifying exams (for students in the PhD program only)
Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program have the option to receive a master's degree after completing 15 additional credits of coursework and passing the written comprehensive and the oral qualifying exam.