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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 16, 2022
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics, MS

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Requirements for the Master of Science

A minimum of 30 credits (3.0 GPA) is required for the MS for both thesis and non- thesis options. The student must be in compliance with all of the University’s degree requirements. At least four physics courses (12 credits) at the graduate 2000-level must be completed with a grade of B (3.00). A 3000-level course can be substituted for one of these, but only with the Academic Advisor’s approval. At most, up to 12 credits of 1300-level undergraduate coursework listed in the “Advising” section of this document as acceptable for graduate credit may also be used to satisfy the department’s 30-credit requirement. No more than six credits of graduate work completed at another institution may be accepted by the Graduate Committee toward the completion of the residence requirement. Credits earned for PHYS 2997 and PHYS 2998 may not be used to satisfy this requirement. No more than two non-physics graduate-level courses, approved in advance by the Director of Graduate Studies, will be considered for credit for the MS degree. Please refer to department’s graduate website for details about the course and thesis options for this degree.

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