MS in Physics: Astrophysics

Program Requirements and Policies

  • 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. Six core courses
    • AST 121: Galactic Astronomy
    • AST 122: Extragalactic Astronomy
    • PHY 131: Advanced Classical Mechanics
    • PHY 145: Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
    • PHY 153: Statistical Mechanics
    • PHY 163: Quantum Theory I
  2. One course chosen from the following:
    • PHY 146: Classical Electromagnetic Theory II
    • PHY 164: Quantum Theory II
    • A course in radioactive processes in astrophysics (may be taken at another institution)
  3. One elective course in Physics or Astronomy