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Master of Science in Physics Education (PHYE)

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Admission Requirements

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 or those intending to enter the teaching profession in the United States.

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 | 104A Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.4144 | aoakes@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Beth Kubitskey, Ph.D. | 104 Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.8798 | mkubitske1@emich.edu

Ernie Behringer, Ph.D. | 104C Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.8799 | ebehringe@emich.edu

Program Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements: 30 hours

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:

Required Courses: 5 hours

Elective Courses in Physics: 20-26 hours

Twenty to 26 hours selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.

Cognate Courses: 0-6 hours

Zero to six hours selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.

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