The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers Physics degrees in Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.
- Of the minimum of 30 semester hours required for the Master of Science degree, 24 are devoted to courses in physics and such allied fields as other sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
- However, the following courses or their equivalents, which are offered every year, must be included: PHY 501 Mechanics; PHY 502 Electrodynamics I, and PHY 503 Quantum Mechanics I.
- Requirements also include passing the Graduate Written Exam by the end of your fifth semester and Oral Comprehensive Examination by the end of your seventh semester, students entering with a master’s degree must pass the Oral exam by the end of their fourth semester.
- The program of study for each student in the Ph.D. program includes a minimum of 30 course hours.
- The following courses, or their equivalents, are required of all students:
- PHY 501 Mechanics
- PHY 502 Electrodynamics I
- PHY 574 Methods of Theoretical Physics
- PHY 503 Quantum Mechanics I
- PHY 603 Quantum Mechanics II
- PHY 512 Statistical Mechanics
- PHY 510 Graduate Laboratory
- PHY 624 Solid State 1
The Physics Department is not accepting applications for 2024 at this time. They will begin accepting applications for Fall 2025 in late 2024.