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Master of Science in Physics

Master of Science in Physics

Most physics graduate students are supported by either teaching or research assistantships, although some fellowships are available for exceptionally promising students. Most entering graduate students are supported on teaching assistantships, and teach in the introductory physics laboratory. Thereafter, they are usually supported as research assistants on external research grants. Entering graduate students usually have a physics undergraduate degree; however inquiries from students with other technical degrees and a good mathematics background are encouraged, since the program allows minor background deficiencies to be made up. Master of Science with thesis Requires 30 hours of graduate coursework, a minimum of nine hours of which must be in courses at the 400-level, including the following core courses: Physics 409 Classical Mechanics Physics 411 Electrodynamics I Physics 461 Quantum Mechanics I The 30 hours of course work may include up to six hours of non-physics coursework at the 200-level, and must include a minimum of six hours in Physics 490 - Graduate Research, during which the student will perform scientific research culminating in a written master’s thesis that will be defended in an oral thesis defense. Six hours of course work outside of physics is recommended. No more than 12 of the required 30 hours may be in research, special problems, reading or seminar courses. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for all graduate coursework. Requires 30 hours of graduate coursework, a minimum of nine hours of which must be in courses at the 400-level, including the following core courses: Physics 409 Classical Mechanics Physics 411 Electrodynamics I Physics 461 Quantum Mechanics I A minimum of six hours of course work outside of physics is recommended, but no more than six hours may be at the 2000-level. The 30 hours of course work may include no more than four hours in special problems, reading or seminar courses. No comprehensive exam is required for completion of this degree. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for all graduate coursework.