M.S. Applied Physics

 

This plan provides a strong core of applied physics as well as essential research skills, and prepares you for technical employment in high-technology industries, research institutes, or college teaching—as well as for further professional study in various fields of applied physics.

 

This plan can be interdisciplinary, integrating a broad range of subject areas to enhance your opportunities for research, teaching, or careers in the private sector. There are both thesis and course-work options in General Physics and specialization options in Planetary Science and Teaching College Physics.

 

Emphasis

Thesis Option

Course-Work Option

Other Features

General Physics–Thesis

Y

 

 

General Physics–Course Work

 

Y

Oral Comprehensive Exam

Planetary Science–Thesis

Y

 

 

Teaching College Physics

 

Y

Oral Comprehensive Exam

Supervised College Teaching

 

Degree Requirements

For this 30-unit plan you must complete the following 12 units, regardless of your Emphasis:

 

·         PHY 520 (4 units)

·         PHY 525 (3 units)

·         PHY 535 (3 units)

·         At least 2 units of PHY 698

Emphasis Requirements

Choose one of the following four Emphases (18 units):

 

General Physics—Thesis Emphasis

 

Complete:

 

 

Please be aware that you may only count 3 units of thesis credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units because you must enroll for PHY 699 each term while you are working on your thesis.

 

▓ Also, please be aware that university Graduate Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours each semester.

 

 

Planetary Science—Thesis Emphasis

 

Complete:

 

 

Please be aware that you may only count 3 units of thesis credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units because you must enroll for PHY 699 each term while you are working on your thesis.

 

▓ Also, please be aware that university Graduate Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours each semester.

 

 

General Physics—Course-Work Emphasis

 

Complete:

 

Also, please be aware that university Graduate Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours each semester.

 

Teaching College Physics Emphasis

 

Complete:

 

 

Also, please be aware that university Graduate Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours each semester.

 

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