Oct 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, M.S.


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Degree Requirements


Students may choose between a thesis option MS degree or non-thesis option MS degree. A minimum of 30 credits is required for either option. At least 18 of these 30 credits must be taken at the 600-level or higher.

Core Requirements


All students must complete the core curriculum of

Thesis Option


Students selecting the thesis option MS must complete a further 16 credits of coursework approved by the Graduate Program Director, and a minimum of 6 credits of PHYS 799. In addition, students must write and defend a thesis before a Master's Thesis Examination Committee formed in accordance with Graduate School policies.

Non-Thesis Option


Students selecting the non-thesis option MS must complete a further 22 credits of coursework approved by the Graduate Program Director, write a scholarly paper, and pass the written Qualifying Exam at the MS level. The Qualifying Exam must be passed within the first two years of the program.

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