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Master of Science in Physics

Master of Science in Physics

University of Kansas

KU- Main campus, Lawrence, United States
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The MS degree in Physics can be obtained as a terminal degree for students not wishing to continue toward a PhD or for students who complete the necessary graduate course work but do not qualify for PhD candidacy. As with the PhD degree, the MS degree presents a challenging program designed to provide an in-depth look at the foundational areas of modern Physics. For students meeting the qualifications upon entering the program, the first two years are structured around classroom and lab instruction, supplemented by research projects and regular interaction with multiple research groups within the Department. Attendance at colloquia and seminars is either required or strongly encouraged. A master's thesis is not required, but may be submitted if the candidate and the director of the candidate's research believe it to be appropriate. This degree is a subspecialty program for students with a background in physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, or engineering who wish to become familiar with computer--based approaches to problems in these fields. Minimum preparation expected includes a year's course in general physics, mathematics through differential equations, and a knowledge of either FORTRAN, C++ or another programming language.