A student pursuing the M.S. in physics must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours and satisfy the requirements in one of the specializations described below.
The proficiency examination in any of the specializations should be taken during the first or second semester of residence. It normally should be passed in the second semester in order for the student to be considered for continuing financial assistance. The proficiency examination also serves as the department's comprehensive exam.
All master's degree students are required to register for PHYS 798, Physics Seminar, each semester. This requirement may be waived for a student whose circumstances in a particular semester preclude such enrollment, with the approval of the graduate studies director or the department chair.Request More Information