2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 27, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, M.A.

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Master Requirements for Physics

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Minimum Degree Hours: 30

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute, college or university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 

  • GRE scores are required.
  • Language Proficiency (international applicants).  The following lists the minimum required scores from the accepted exams.
    • TOEFLiBT score: 80
    • TOEFLpBT score: 550
    • IELTS score: 6.5
  • Applicants should visit the Graduate Program Application Instructions page on the physics website for additional requirements and procedures.


Degree Requirements

Students should meet with their advisor at the beginning of each semester to plan their Program of Study.  The following are requirements for all students.

  • Form Supervisory Committee
  • Graduate-level non-research courses (12 credit hours)
  • Research courses (e.g. PHYS 6970  ; 6 credit hours)
  • Additional graduate-level courses (12 credit hours)
  • Program of Study Approval
  • Thesis Defense or Final Examination (non-thesis option)

Note: To pass a course for credit toward a Master’s in Physics requires a grade of B- or better. In addition, to receive graduate credit, the course number must be 5000 or above.

Additional requirements may apply.  More information about the degree programs can be found in the Graduate Handbook.

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