MS in Physics: Physics Education
The MS in Physics: Physics Education is offered in conjunction with the Department of Education. With a curriculum that bridges both departments, you'll build a strong foundation in graduate physics coursework and study how students learn the discipline of physics.
Program Requirements and Policies
- 10 graduate-level courses are required for the MS in Physics: Physics Education
- 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.
- Additionally, Graduate TA should register on SIS for PHY 405 (counting as 3 credits); Graduate RA should register on SIS for PHY 406 (counting as 3 credits).
10 graduate-level courses:
- Four core courses in Physics
- PHY 131: Advanced Classical Mechanics
- PHY 145: Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
- PHY 153: Statistical Mechanics
- PHY 163: Quantum Theory I
- Two required courses in Education
- ED 111: Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in the Science Curriculum
- ED 130: Human Development and Learning
- Two semesters (one credit) of STEM Education Proseminar (ED 222 and/or ED 223)
- One foundations course in Education
- Two elective courses in Physics and/or Astronomy