Master of Science in the Field of Physics

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Prerequisite: a bachelor’s degree with a major in physics at this University, or an equivalent degree.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in either elective courses or thesis.

Required
PHYS 6110Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics
PHYS 6120Advanced Mechanics
PHYS 6210Electrodynamics and Classical Field Theory
PHYS 6220Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 6310Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 6510Communications in Physics
PHYS 6130Computational Physics I
PHYS 6230Computational Physics II
PHYS 6330Computational Physics III
Non-thesis option—two of the following:
PHYS 6610Nuclear and Particle Physics I
PHYS 6710Nuclear and Particle Physics II
PHYS 6620Biophysics I
PHYS 6720Biophysics II
PHYS 6630Astrophysics I
PHYS 6730Astrophysics II
or
Thesis option
PHYS 6998Thesis Research
PHYS 6999Thesis Research