MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS (GS80)

Physical and Applied Science

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS (GS80)

Department of Physics

Science Building 251

304-696-6738

FAX: 304-696-3243

https://www.marshall.edu/physics/

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDY

Dr. Ralph Oberly

Science Building 254

304-696-2757

oberly@marshall.edu

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Dr. Que Huong Nguyen

Science Building 251

304-696-2756

AREAS OF EMPHASIS OFFERED:

None.

CERTIFICATES:

None.

CURRICULUM:

32 credit hours with a thesis and 36 credit hours non-thesis.

NORMAL TIME TO COMPLETE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT:

2 years.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Students can choose between the thesis option and non-thesis option to complete the requirements for the M.S. program. Research opportunities in the Physics Department are broad. Faculty members in the Physics Department are doing their research in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, nanoscience, solar cells, laser physics, optics, gravitational physics and astrophysics.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Marshall physics master’s degree has been designed to meet the needs of students who are either interested in obtaining an M.S. in Physics as their terminal degree, or who want further graduate study in physics, astronomy, or related fields. A master’s degree serves as a bridge to a Ph.D. program. Moreover, graduates with an M.S. in Physics are usually hired into positions which require a high level of problem-solving or technical skills, either in the government or private sector

JOBS RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM

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