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M.S. Physics Degree Requirements

Number of Credits: 30 with thesis (Plan A) and 33 without thesis (Plan B).

An M.S. in Physics degree will require of 30 credits resulting in an M.S. thesis (Plan A) 33 credits without a thesis (Plan B):

16 credits in graduate-level required + 6 (9 for Plan B) credits in elective courses + 8 research Credits, Required and Elective Courses for M.S. in Physics Degree:

  • PHYS 4212 (PHYS6412)– Quantum Mechanics II (3cr)
  • PHYS 6511 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3cr)
  • PHYS 3186 (PHYS 6186) – Electricity and Magnetism II (3cr)
  • PHYS 4219 (PHYS 6219) – Statistical Physics (3cr)
  • PHYS 6121– Advanced Mechanics (3cr) [Pre-requisites:PHYS 3122; PHYS 3119]
  • PHYS 5102 Literature Seminar (1cr) Colloquium (attendance only)
  • 8 research credits, (PHYS 4290-1, PHYS 6101-4) 2cr each, 3 thesis credits
  • PHYS 6221 – Solid State Physics (3cr) [Co-requisite:(PHYS 4211)] (Elective)
  • PHYS 6211 – Mathematical Methods for Scientists I (4cr) (Elective)
  • PHYS 6212 – Mathematical Methods for Scientists II (4cr) (Elective)
  • PHYS 5101 Research Methodology (3cr) (Elective)
  • PHYS 6227 Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics (3cr) (Elective)
  • PHYS 6228 Plasma Processing (3cr) (Elective)

The student's advisory committee should consist of the faculty mentor (Physics) and other Physics faculty, the collaborating faculty member (Chemistry, Biology), a reader (from within the University) and an outside reader (external to the University).

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