In addition to the general requirements for graduate degrees, the Physics Department makes the following specific requirements.
- Submission of scores on the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- A minimum of 30 physics course credit hours at the 600-700 level are required for the Master Degree.
- The following specific courses, or their equivalent, are required for the M.S. degree:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours PHY 640 Classical Mechanics II 3 PHY 660 Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics I 3 PHY 661 Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics II 3 PHY 723 Statistical Mechanics I 3 PHY 752 Electromagnetic Theory I 3 PHY 753 Electromagnetic Theory II 3 PHY 770 Quantum Theory I 3 PHY 771 Quantum Theory II 3 Select six additional physics course credits at the 600 or 700 level 6 Total Credit Hours 30
- For the M.S. degree no more than 3 credit hours for reading courses may be counted, and no more than 2 credit hours of seminars. Up to 6 credit hours may be earned in thesis work for this degree.
- The physics department offers a comprehensive graduate examination each year. All students are required to take the exam when it is offered.
- Courses taken outside the department should be relevant to the students’ program and approved by the graduate advisor.