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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Physics - General Physics Concentration, Thesis Option, (MS)


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MS Degree Program


Program Admission Requirements


  1. Prospective students, in addition to meeting the requirements for admission to The Graduate School, are required to present as a prerequisite for admission a satisfactory record of undergraduate work in physics. Normally 21 credit hours of physics course work will be required, including classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, quantum physics, and thermal physics, and 12 credit hours of calculus and differential equations. Students who are deficient in undergraduate work may be admitted on a conditional basis and would be allowed to take graduate courses only after fulfilling the undergraduate course deficiencies. Submission of general GRE score is strongly recommended for admission.

Program Requirements


After meeting the general degree requirements for admission to The Graduate School


After meeting the general degree requirements for admission to The Graduate School, students selecting Physics as a major will be assigned to the Department Graduate Committee, which must approve and direct their course of study.

Core requirements (9 credit hours)*:


General Physics Concentration, thesis option (30 credit hours)


(Physics Program core requirement*: 9 credit hours, Concentration requirement: 6 credit hours, Thesis: 6 credit hours, Additional courses: 9 credit hours)

Sufficient additional courses


Sufficient additional courses, including 6 semester hours in PHYS 7996 , Thesis, to satisfy a minimum of 30 semester hours (9 semester hours may be in a collateral field of study with course numbers 6000 or above). These courses must be approved by the graduate advisor. 21 semester hours must be taken in courses numbered 7000 or above.

The student must present


The student must present a research proposal to the graduate thesis committee at the end of the first semester of his/her study for the thesis approval.

The student must complete


The student must complete a research project, submit a written thesis describing the research, orally present and defend the thesis before a faculty committee. Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before beginning to write.

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