Summary of M.S. Program
While the Master of Science degree is offered under thesis and non-thesis options, most students who receive the degree elect the non-thesis option. Non-thesis MS option requirements include 24 credits of graduate-level physics courses and 6 credits of graduate-level math courses as well as passing the Qualifying Examination at the Master's level. Most graduate students who enter the Physics Department do so seeking the Ph.D. degree and obtain the M.S. degree along the way to the completion of the doctoral program.