Applicants must have at least the equivalent of an undergraduate minor in physics with a background in mathematics through multivariable calculus. Students who do not meet these requirements may be granted conditional admission requiring additional undergraduate course work in physics and/or mathematics. Admission is restricted to in-service teachers and those intending to enter the teaching profession.
Graduation requirements include completion of 30 hours of approved graduate credit, satisfactory performance on a comprehensive oral examination and the completion of an essay in physics, the history of physics or the teaching of physics.
The M.S. in Physics Education requires the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:
Twenty to 26 hours selected in consultation with the graduate adviser.
Cognate Courses: 0-6 hours
Zero to six hours selected in consultation with the graduate adviser.
Program Total: 30 hours
* PHY 650/651 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.