Master of Science in Physics

Curriculum

Comprehensive examination
Thesis and oral defense (optional)

For those interested in research, 7-9 credit hours of PHYS 591 or PHYS 691 may be applied to the 32 credit hour requirement. 

Master of Science in Physics (Coursework Only Option)

Required Courses (18-23)
PHYS 501Methods of Theoretical Physics I3
PHYS 505Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 508Analytical Dynamics3
PHYS 509Quantum Theory I3-6
or PHYS 405
PHYS 406
Fundamentals of Quantum Theory I
and Fundamentals of Quantum Theory II
PHYS 510Quantum Theory II3
PHYS 515Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 585Physics Colloquium0-1
or PHYS 685 Physics Colloquium
PHYS 585Physics Colloquium0-1
or PHYS 685 Physics Colloquium
Electives (9-14)
Select 9 to 14 credit hours9-14

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Master of Science in Physics (Thesis Option) 

Required Courses (18-23)
PHYS 501Methods of Theoretical Physics I3
PHYS 505Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 508Analytical Dynamics3
PHYS 509Quantum Theory I3-6
or PHYS 405 Fundamentals of Quantum Theory I
or PHYS 406 Fundamentals of Quantum Theory II
PHYS 510Quantum Theory II3
PHYS 515Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 585Physics Colloquium0-1
or PHYS 685 Physics Colloquium
PHYS 585Physics Colloquium0-1
or PHYS 685 Physics Colloquium
Thesis Research (7-9)
PHYS 591Research and Thesis M.S.7-9
or PHYS 691 Research and Thesis Ph.D.
Electives (0-7)
Select 0-7 credit hours0-7

Minimum degree credits required: 32