Master of Science in Physics and Physical Science

The Department of Physics and College of Science offers a Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science degree in cooperation with the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, Computer and Information Technology, and Mathematics. The degree program is intended to provide the opportunity for students with diverse qualifications to improve the depth and breadth of their knowledge in the Physical Sciences.

The Physics degree offered is a Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science with an Emphasis in Physics and Physical Science.

The Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science program is designed to meet individual needs. Students must consult with their advisor for specific requirements. The writing of a Thesis is optional in the Emphasis in Physics and Physical Science. If the thesis option is chosen, a minimum of 32 hours is required, including not more than 6 hours for the thesis. Without the thesis, 36 hours are required.

The Department of Physics and College of Science offers a Graduate Minor in Physics. The Department of Physics and College of Science also offers a Graduate Minor in Geobiophysical Science. Please contact the department chair for information about the Graduate Minor in Geobiophysical Science.

Minimum requirements: Credit Hours
Area of Emphasis in Physics and Physical Science 12-18
Minor in Physics 6
Electives 12-18

NOTE: These are general guidelines. Individual departments may have their own requirements. Please consult the Graduate Catalog for requirements and course listings. Visit the Graduate College website for more information on the Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science graduate degree.


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