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graduate_handbook:m.s._degree_requirements [2018/04/05 12:36]
vinals [Plan B: M.Sc. Without Thesis]
graduate_handbook:m.s._degree_requirements [2019/08/28 14:40] (current)
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 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 2.8 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 2.8
  
-**Minimum Course Credits:** 20 credits total, including 14 in physics including either Physics 5001/2 or Physics 5011/2; 6 in or outside of Physics (but not in major sub-field) for a "​related fields"​ minor; 6 in one field outside physics for designated minor. If both Physics 5001/2 and Physics 5011/12 are taken, one of these sequences may be counted as supporting field credits. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. ​(Some 4000 level courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits.)+**Minimum Course Credits:** 20 credits total, including 14 in physics including either Physics 5001/2 or Physics 5011/2; 6 in or outside of Physics (but not in major sub-field) for a "​related fields"​ minor; 6 in one field outside physics for designated minor. If both Physics 5001/2 and Physics 5011/12 are taken, one of these sequences may be counted as supporting field credits. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. Some 4000 level courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits. ​A maximum of nine 4000 level course credits may be used to satisfy the master’s credit requirements.
  
 **Foreign Language Requirement:​** No requirement. However, the adviser may require reading knowledge of a particular language if justified by the nature of the thesis. **Foreign Language Requirement:​** No requirement. However, the adviser may require reading knowledge of a particular language if justified by the nature of the thesis.
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 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 2.8 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 2.8
  
-**Minimum Course Credits:** Total of 30 credits, including at least 14 in physics including either Physics 5001/2 or Physics 5011/2; 6 in or outside physics (but not in major sub-field) for "​related fields"​ minor or 6 credits in one field for designated minor. If both Physics 5001/2 and Physics 5011/12 are taken, one of these sequences may be counted as related field credits. The remainder of these credits may be selected from physics or other fields with the consent of the adviser. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. ​ (Some 4000 courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits.)+**Minimum Course Credits:** Total of 30 credits, including at least 14 in physics including either Physics 5001/2 or Physics 5011/2; 6 in or outside physics (but not in major sub-field) for "​related fields"​ minor or 6 credits in one field for designated minor. If both Physics 5001/2 and Physics 5011/12 are taken, one of these sequences may be counted as related field credits. The remainder of these credits may be selected from physics or other fields with the consent of the adviser. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. Some 4000 courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits. ​A maximum of nine 4000 level course credits may be used to satisfy the master’s credit requirements.
  
 **Foreign Language Requirement:​** None. **Foreign Language Requirement:​** None.
  
-**Plan B Project**The Plan B project requires registering for the Plan B Project class (PHYS 8500), with the project itself requiring a nominal three weeks of full-time (40 hours per week) effort. The four credits earned for Physics 8500 do count toward the program requirement of 30 credits. The student and faculty research adviser should first agree on a plan for the project. It normally involves a small, self-contained research problem, which may or may not be publishable. The project should be described in a written paper, but the format of the paper may be determined by the adviser. Examples of Plan B projects include carrying out a specific calculation,​ writing and documenting a computer program, analyzing a set of experimental data, designing and/or constructing experimental instrumentation,​ and designing and/or constructing an undergraduate laboratory experiment.+**Plan B Project**The Plan B project requires registering for the Plan B Project class (PHYS 8500), with the project itself requiring a nominal three weeks of full-time (40 hours per week) effort. The four credits earned for Physics 8500 do count toward the program requirement of 30 credits. The student and faculty research adviser should first agree on a plan for the project. It normally involves a small, self-contained research problem, which may or may not be publishable. The project should be described in a written paper, but the format of the paper may be determined by the adviser. Examples of Plan B projects include carrying out a specific calculation,​ writing and documenting a computer program, analyzing a set of experimental data, designing and/or constructing experimental instrumentation,​ and designing and/or constructing an undergraduate laboratory experiment.
  
 **Plan B Papers:** The alternative to the Plan B project is the writing of one to three Plan B papers. This option also requires registering for the Plan B Project class (PHYS 8500). The total effort should normally require three week's full-time work. The Plan B paper option does not require original research. The paper(s) must be related to three courses that the student has taken. The papers may be supervised either by the research adviser or by the adviser in conjunction with instructors from the three courses referenced. The format of each paper may be determined by the supervising faculty member. **Plan B Papers:** The alternative to the Plan B project is the writing of one to three Plan B papers. This option also requires registering for the Plan B Project class (PHYS 8500). The total effort should normally require three week's full-time work. The Plan B paper option does not require original research. The paper(s) must be related to three courses that the student has taken. The papers may be supervised either by the research adviser or by the adviser in conjunction with instructors from the three courses referenced. The format of each paper may be determined by the supervising faculty member.
  
-** Final Oral Examination:​ The exam committee consists of three members including the adviser. One committee member must be from a subfield of Physics outside of the Thesis ​research topic. The exam begins with a presentation of the project or papers, which should last no more than 30 minutes. The presentation is followed by questions from the committee. The questions will be suggested by the research summary presented, but may also include more general physics questions not necessarily confined to the narrow research area of the project/​papers,​ but yet within the same subfield of research.+** Final Oral Examination**: The exam committee consists of three members including the adviser. One committee member must be from a subfield of Physics outside of the project/​papers ​research topic. The exam begins with a presentation of the project or papers, which should last no more than 30 minutes. The presentation is followed by questions from the committee. The questions will be suggested by the research summary presented, but may also include more general physics questions not necessarily confined to the narrow research area of the project/​papers,​ but yet within the same subfield of research.
  
 ===== Plan C: M.Sc. Course Work plus Graduate Written Examination ===== ===== Plan C: M.Sc. Course Work plus Graduate Written Examination =====
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 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 3.3 **Minimum Grade Point Average:** 3.3
  
-**Minimum Course Credits:** Total of 30 credits, including Physics 5001/2, Physics 5011/2, and 5201. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. ​(Some 4000 courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits.)  ​A designated minor requires 6 credits in one field outside of physics.+**Minimum Course Credits:** Total of 30 credits, including Physics 5001/2, Physics 5011/2, and 5201. All courses must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 level. Some 4000 courses, such as Physics 4001, 4002, 4101, 4202 and 4303, do not earn graduate credits. ​A maximum of nine 4000 level course credits may be used to satisfy the master’s credit requirements. ​A designated minor requires 6 credits in one field outside of physics.
  
 **Foreign Language Requirement:​** None. **Foreign Language Requirement:​** None.
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