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Degree Pathways for the Master of Science in Physics

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Science in Physics

Required Course
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.6070Mathematical Methods of Physics3

At least 4 elective courses must be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advising Committee out of courses acceptable for graduate credit, except PHYS.5530/40 and PHYS.5350/60.
Elective Courses (choose 4)
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.XXXXPhysics course listing3
Students must choose either Thesis Option or the Project Option.
Thesis Option
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.7460Master's Thesis Research Physics3
Project Option
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.7330Graduate Project - Physics3
All full-time candidates are required to register for Physics Colloquium, PHYS.7010/7020, and at least one Physics Seminar every semester. After attending the general Graduate Seminar, PHYS.7110/7120, for one year, students may elect to take one of the specialized seminars instead.

Up to total of 3 credits for colloquia/seminars can be counted towards a graduate degree.