Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Physics Education [M.S.]

Program Admission

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 | Alexandria Oakes, Ph.D.Department Head | 240A Strong Hall, 734.487.8647,

Eric Paradis, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator, 240H Strong Hall, 734.487.6656,

Advisor Information

Beth Kubitskey, Ph.D., 240S Strong Hall, 734.487.4144,

Ernie Behringer, Ph.D., 240C Strong Hall, 734.487.8799,

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.