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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Physics - Materials Science Concentration, Non-Thesis, (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)*:


Materials Science Concentration, non-thesis program (33 credit hours)


(Physics Program requirement*: 9 credit hours, Concentration requirement: 12 credit hours, Additional courses: 12 credit hours)

Sufficient additional courses


Sufficient additional courses (12 credit hours in collateral field of study with course numbers 6000 or above), to satisfy a minimum of 33 semester hours. These courses must be approved by the graduate advisor.

Complete


Complete a survey of an area of current research in fundamental or applied materials physics and make an oral and written presentation based on this survey before a faculty committee. The subject of this survey must be approved by the departmental graduate committee at least one semester prior to graduation.

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