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Master of Science in Physics (PHY)


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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.

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions previously attended
  • A personal statement of at least 1,000 words explaining the purpose for pursuing the MS degree here at EMU
  • Two letters of recommendation

Department Information:


Physics & Astronomy - College of Arts & Sciences

Alexandria Oakes, Ph.D.
Department Head

303 Strong Hall
(734) 487-4144
aoakes@emich.edu

Department Website

Advisor Information:


Marshall Thomsen, Ph.D.

302B Strong Hall
(734) 487-8794
jthomsen@emich.edu

Eric Paradis, Ph.D.

303 Strong Hall
(734) 487-6656
eparadis@emich.edu

Natthi Sharma, Ph.D.

303 Strong Hall
(734) 487-8645
nsharma@emich.edu

   

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.

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


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 581  is waived.

Note:


* PHY 581  requirement may be waived in exceptional cases upon department approval.

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