Master of Science in Physics

Curriculum

Comprehensive examination
Thesis and defense (optional)

Students interested in the thesis option must complete six to nine credit hours of PHYS 591 or PHYS 691

Master of Science in Physics (Coursework Only Option)

Required Courses (18)
PHYS 501Methods of Theoretical Physics I3
PHYS 505Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 508Analytical Dynamics3
PHYS 509Quantum Theory I 13
PHYS 510Quantum Theory II3
PHYS 515Statistical Mechanics3
Colloquium Requirement (0-2)
Two semesters of colloquium coursework is required.0-2
Physics Colloquium (may be taken multiple times)1
Physics Colloquium (may be taken multiple times)0
Electives (9-14)
Select 9-14 credit hours9-14

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Master of Science in Physics (Thesis Option) 

Required Courses (18)
PHYS 501Methods of Theoretical Physics I3
PHYS 505Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 508Analytical Dynamics3
PHYS 509Quantum Theory I 13
PHYS 510Quantum Theory II3
PHYS 515Statistical Mechanics3
Colloquium Requirement (0-2)
Two semesters of colloquium coursework is required.0-2
Physics Colloquium (may be taken multiple times)1
Physics Colloquium (may be taken multiple times)0
Thesis Research (6-9)
PHYS 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-9
or PHYS 691 Research and Thesis Ph.D.
Electives (0-8)
Select zero to eight credit hours0-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32