A minimum of 30 degree credits (600 or 700 level), including a 6-credit thesis or a 3-credit project is required. Of the 30 credits, 18 must be physics courses (including 3 credits of mathematical physics or applied mathematics). The remaining 12 to 15 credits are elective courses.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll each semester in PHYS 791 Doctoral Seminar.

M.S. in Physics (Master's project)

Required Courses
PHYS 611Adv Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 621Classical Electrodynamic3
R755 631Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 641Statistical Mechanics3
Project
PHYS 700Master'S Project0
Electives
Five electives 115
Total Credits27
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Selected in consultation with a graduate advisor. 

M.S. in Physics (Master's thesis)

Required Courses
PHYS 611Adv Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 621Classical Electrodynamic3
R755 631Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 641Statistical Mechanics3
Thesis
R755 701Dissertation Research6
Electives
Four electives 112
Total Credits30
1

Selected in consultation with a graduate advisor.