College of Science and Technology

M.S. in Physics

The School of Graduate Studies through the Department of Physics offers a program leading to the Masters of Science in Physics and a Masters of Science in Computational Sciences with a physics concentration. The M.S. in Physics will provide you the comprehensive preparation needed for the pursuit of a Ph.D. in physics or related areas.

The M.S. in Physics degree program offers three options: the thesis option, the course work option and the project option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours which includes 6 semester hours of thesis. The course work option requires a minimum of 33 semester hours plus a comprehensive examination. The project option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours plus 3 semester hours of special project. The Department of Physics also participates in the Ph.D. program in Energy and Environmental Sciences.

Graduate student support is provided by both the university and the department in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships. The financial support offered most incoming students is in the form of a teaching assistantship and requires up to 20 hours per week of instructional-related service