Physics, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Courses
PHYS 5113Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory3
PHYS 5313Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 5413Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 5453Methods of Theoretical Physics3
PHYS 5613Quantum Mechanics I3
Hours Subtotal15
Electives
Select 9 hours from PHYS, MATH or an allied field in consultation with student's advisor.9
Hours Subtotal9
Thesis
PHYS 5000Master’s Thesis Research or Report6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Report Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Courses
PHYS 5113Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory3
PHYS 5313Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 5413Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 5453Methods of Theoretical Physics3
PHYS 5613Quantum Mechanics I3
Hours Subtotal15
Electives
Select 15 hours from PHYS or a related field in consultation with student's advisor.15
Hours Subtotal15
Non-Thesis
PHYS 5000Master’s Thesis Research or Report (Report)2
Hours Subtotal2
Total Hours32

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level