You must complete 30 credits to earn a Master of Science in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering.

The credits are distributed as follows:

  • 6 credits of basic courses (a 3-credit course in quantum mechanics and 2 semesters of graduate seminar)
  • Elective physics courses. The elective courses may include a 6-credit research project or a 9-credit thesis in physics. You should decide which you will pursue with your adviser.

With the approval of your adviser, you can transfer and apply as many as 9 credits of physics courses taken at another institution toward your the School of Engineering degree. A comprehensive examination is not required for the degree.

Minimum Course Requirements

Elective Courses, Credits: 24 (4 electives can be at the 5000 level)