Physics M.S.

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Minimum Requirements for Physics M.S.: 30-33 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
Physics Program Requirements
Complete four of the following:12
Mathematical Physics I
Mathematical Physics II
Classical Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Complete one of the following:18-21
Thesis Option
Non-thesis Option
Total Credits30-33


Thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Physics M.S. Degree with Thesis Option: 30 credits 1

Thesis Requirements
Complete the following:
PHYS F699Thesis6-12
Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Approved PHYS F600-level courses
Approved ATM F600-level courses
Total Credits18-24

At least 24 credits must be regular coursework.

Non-thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Physics M.S. Degree with Non-thesis Option: 33 credits 2

Non-thesis Requirements
Complete the following:
PHYS F698Non-thesis Research/Project3-6
Complete 18 credits from approved courses18
Total Credits21-24

At least 30 credits must be regular coursework.