Master of Science
- Credit Hours: Students are required to complete a minimum number of 30 graduate-level credit hours in Physics or Astronomy.
- Grade Point Average: Students must earn a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.75, and a minimum grade of C- in all classes applied to the degree.
|Introduction to Mathematical Physics|
|Advanced Classical Mechanics 1|
|Quantum Mechanics 1|
|Select one completion option|
5 courses in PHYS or ASTR at the 600 or 700 level *
1 course in PHYS or ASTR at the 600 or 700 level *
Major Learning Outcomes
Physics and Astronomy
The central missions of the Graduate Program in Physics are to train the next generation of Physicists and Astronomers for productive careers in the global economy, to teach them how to apply methods and physics principles to understand and explain the world around us and to expand the scientific boundaries of physics and astronomy.
Students earning a M.S. in Physics will be able to:
- Explain physics and astronomy principles as they pertain to their specific field of research.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and critically evaluate the existing literature published within their field.
- Understand the ethical impact of personal and professional behavior.