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Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy

Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Students may earn an M.S. degree in physics with either a thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B) option. Plan A requires at least 24 hours of graduate credit, Plan B requires 30 hours. In either case, at least 2/3rd of the minimum hours must be in regular graduate courses (not research or independent study courses), at least 2/3rd must be in the Physics & Astronomy Department, and at least one half must be at the 600 level or higher. For Plan A, the student may not count toward the minimum credit requirement any research or independent study courses that involve work on the thesis. After meeting the course credit requirements and completing the theses (Plan A), M.S. students take an oral Final Examination given by an officially established committee of at least three faculty members. Finally, Plan A students submit their theses to the Graduate School in an acceptable format, hardcopy or electronic.