# MS Physics

The Master of Science in Physics is open to students who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in the industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications.The M.S. Physics program consists of 27 units of course work and 6 units of thesis research and writing.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS

Degree Program with Thesis under Department of Physics

Effective SY 2001-2002

FIRST YEAR

**1st Semester**

Ps 201 Theoretical Mechanics 3

Ps 271 Electrodynamics 3

Ps 208 Quantum Mechanics I 3

Ps 308.1 Graduate Colloquium 1

Total 10 units

**2nd Semester**

Ps 212 Statistical Mechanics 3

Ps 2xx Graduate Physics Elective 3

Ps 2xx Graduate Physics Elective 3

Ps 308.2 Graduate Colloquium 1

Total 10 untis

**Summer**

Selection of Thesis Adviser

Approval of Thesis Proposal

Passing of the Comprehensive Examination

(*students should register for the comprehensive examination)

SECOND YEAR

**1st Semester**

Ps 2xx Graduate Physics Elective 3

Ps 309.1 Thesis Research 3

Total 6 units

**2nd Semester**

Ps 2xx Graduate Physics Elective 3

Ps 307 Graduate Seminar 1

Ps 309.2 Thesis Writing 3

Thesis Defense

Awarding of the M.S. Physics Degree

Total 7 units

Total Units 33