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Master of Science in Physics (PHY)


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.

Program Admission


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

Advisor Information


Marshall Thomsen, Ph.D. | 104J Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.8794 | jthomsen@emich.edu

Eric Paradis, Ph.D. | 104E Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.6656 | eparadis@emich.edu

Natthi Sharma, Ph.D. | 104H Roosevelt Hall | 734.487.8645 | nsharma@emich.edu

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, satisfactory performance on a comprehensive written/oral examination and the completion of a research problem culminating in a written thesis or report.