MS in Physics

Program Requirements and Policies

  • 8 graduate-level courses are required for the MS in Physics. 
  • All elective courses must be approved in advance by the student's advisory committee.
  • Any exceptions or substitutions must be approved by the student's advisory committee.

Course Requirements

8 graduate-level courses:

  1. Five core courses in Physics
    • PHY 131 - Advanced Classical Mechanics
    • PHY 145 - Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
    • PHY 146 - Classical Electromagnetic Theory II
    • PHY 163 - Quantum Theory I
    • PHY 164 - Quantum Theory II
  2. Three elective courses in Physics and/or related fields
    • Writing and defending a master's thesis may be counted as the equivalent of up to three elective courses.