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-====== ​The Ph.D. Degree Requirements======+====== Ph.D. Degree Requirements ======
  
 +**Graduate Written Examination:​** Must pass by the end of the second year. See Chapters 2 and 7.
  
 +**Filing of Graduate Degree Plan:** File as soon as possible after passing the graduate written examination and selecting a research adviser. The Degree Plan must be filed at least one semester before the Preliminary Oral Examination.
  
-**Graduate Written Examination:** Must pass by fall of the second yearSee Chapters 2 and 6.+**Minimum Grade Point Average:** 3.3 in the required courses.
  
-**Filing of Program:** As soon as possible after passing written examination ​and selecting a research advisorThe program must be filed at least one semester before you take the Preliminary Oral Examination.+**Course Requirements:** At least 40 credits, including Physics 5001/2, 5011/​2, ​and 5201Two semesters of a seminar in the student'​s research area are required.
  
-**Minimum Grade Point Average:** 3.3.+**Minor Field:** 12 creditsIf the student declares a formal minor, these credits must be in the graduate program corresponding to that minor. Final authority for the designation of what courses can be counted toward this requirement is the Director of Graduate Studies.
  
-**Course ​Requirements:** At least 40 creditsincluding both Physics ​5001/​2 ​and 5011/2 must be takenThis number includes ​the 12 credits ​of minor or supporting program ​credits ​discussed in the next paragraphYou must also take two semesters ​of a seminar ​in your research area.+**Course ​Level:** Courses that count towards a Ph.D. degree must be at the 40005000 or 8000 level. In the case of 4000 courses, undergraduate core courses such as Physics ​4001, 4002, 4101, 4201, and 4303, which are considered to be remedial as far as the graduate program is concerned, do **not** earn graduate creditOn the other hand, other 4000 level classes ("​Introduction to" courses) that are an introduction to a specific discipline: PHYS 4041, 4211, 4511, 4611, 4623, 4811, and 4911 earn graduate credit. A maximum ​of nine 4000 level course ​credits ​may be used to satisfy ​the doctoral credit requirementsAt least 6 credits ​of the courses ​in the sub-field and 8 credits total (not counting thesis credits) must be at the 8000 level.
  
-**Minor Field or Supporting Program Requirement:​** 12 credits. If you declare a formal minor, these credits must be in the graduate program corresponding to your minor. Alternatively,​ you may choose the "​supporting program"​ option. A supporting program consists of courses that are not in your major subfield of physics. These courses could be either within the physics department or in another department. For example, if your subfield is condensed matter, courses in elementary particle physics could be considered a supporting program. The core courses such as Physics 5001/2 and 5011/2 cannot be considered part of the supporting program. Courses which are considered part of each subfield and those considered core courses are shown in Table 3.1. Final authority for the designation of what courses can be counted toward this requirement is the Director of Graduate Studies. +**Foreign Language Requirement:​** No formal requirement. However, the adviser ​may require a reading knowledge of a particular foreign language when that is necessary for the writing of the dissertation.
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-**Course Level:** All courses must be at the 4xxx, 5xxx or 8xxx level. At least 6 credits of the courses in your subfield and 8 credits total (not counting thesis credits) must be at the 8xxx level. +
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-**Foreign Language Requirement:​** No formal requirement. However, the advisor ​may require a reading knowledge of a particular foreign language when that is necessary for the writing of the dissertation.+
  
 **Preliminary Oral Examination:​** Ph.D. candidates must pass the Preliminary Oral Examination. See Chapter 3 for more information. **Preliminary Oral Examination:​** Ph.D. candidates must pass the Preliminary Oral Examination. See Chapter 3 for more information.
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 **Thesis Credits:** 24 (Physics 8888) **Thesis Credits:** 24 (Physics 8888)
  
-**Writing and Defense of Thesis:** Ph.D. candidates must write and defend a thesis in a final oral examination. See Chapter 3 for more details. The thesis must be written and bound according to the Graduate School rules and a copy should be furnished to both the advisor and the School of Physics and Astronomy. ​+**Writing and Defense of Thesis:** Ph.D. candidates must write and defend a thesis in a final oral examination. See Chapter 3 for more details. The thesis must be written and formatted ​according to the Graduate School rules
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