Oct 18, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, (Accelerated BS/MS)

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Dual Degree BS-MS Accelerated Program

Highly motivated and talented students may pursue an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Physics followed by a graduate (M.S.) in Physics in a special five-year program. This option requires serious commitment, careful planning with the student’s advisor, and summer research work leading toward a Master’s thesis. Carefully tailored course of study allow students in this program to complete their B.S. degree while they also begin the coursework towards their M.S. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact both the undergraduate and graduate advisors in the Department of Physics and Materials Science early in their undergraduate career.

To apply, students should have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcripts to the Chair of the Graduate Committee of the Department. Exceptions to the minimum GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate coordinator in the Department of Physics and Materials Science.

Students must apply to the Graduate School for “combination senior” status, which allows them to take graduate courses in Physics. To continue in the program past the B.S., students must apply for admission into the Graduate School.

Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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