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Master of Science in Physics (PHY)


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Adviser: Marshall Thomsen, Ph.D.
302B Strong Hall
734.487.8794
jthomsen@emich.edu

Adviser: Natthi Sharma, Ph.D.
303 Strong Hall
734.487.4144
nsharma@emich.edu

Adviser: Wade Shen, Ph.D.
303 Strong Hall
734.487.4144
wshen@emich.edu

Admission Requirements
Applicants should have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in physics with a strong background in mathematics including multivariable calculus and differential equations. Students who do not meet these requirements may be granted conditional admission requiring additional undergraduate course work in physics and/or mathematics.

Program Requirements
The M.S. in Physics prepares students in traditional physics research. Graduates are well-prepared for doctoral study or for junior college or community college teaching.

Graduation requirements include 30 hours of approved graduate credit, satisfactory performance on a comprehensive written/oral examination and the completion of a research problem culminating in a written thesis or report.

Course Requirements:


The M.S. in Physics requires the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:

Elective Courses in Physics: 0-5 hours


Zero to five hours will be filled through electives within the department, selected with the approval of a department advisor. Up to five hours only if PHY 481  is waived.

Program Total: 30 hours


Note:


* PHY 481  requirement may be waived in exceptional cases upon department approval.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Physics and Astronomy


The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

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