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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 7.+**Minimum Grade Point Average:** 3.3 in the required courses.
  
-**Filing of Program:** File as soon as possible after passing the graduate written examination ​and selecting ​a research ​adviser. The program must be filed at least one month before the Preliminary Oral Examination.+**Course Requirements:** At least 40 credits, including Physics 5001/2, 5011/​2, ​and 5201. Two semesters of 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 credits, including Physics 5001/2, 5011/2, and 5201. This number includes the 12 credits of minor or supporting program credits discussed in the next paragraph. You must also take two semesters of seminar in your research area. +**Course ​Level:** Courses that count towards ​Ph.Ddegree ​must be at the 4000, 5000 or 8000 levelIn the case of 4000 courses, ​undergraduate ​core courses such as Physics ​40014002, 4101, 4201, and 4303, which are considered ​to be remedial as far as the graduate program ​is concerned, do **not** earn graduate credit. On the other handother 4000 level classes ​("​Introduction to" ​courses) that are an introduction to a specific discipline: PHYS 404142114511461146234811, and 4911 earn graduate ​credit. A maximum of nine 4000 level course ​credits ​may be used to satisfy the doctoral credit requirements. At least 6 credits of the courses in the sub-field and 8 credits total (not counting thesis credits) must be at the 8000 level.
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-**Minor Field or Supporting Program Requirement:​** 12 creditsIf you declare a formal minor, these credits ​must be in the graduate program corresponding to your minorAlternatively,​ you may choose ​the "​supporting program"​ option. A supporting program consists ​of courses ​that are not in your major sub-field of physics. These courses could be either within the physics department or in another department. For exampleif your sub-field is condensed matter, courses in elementary particle physics could be considered a supporting program. The core courses such as Physics ​5001/25011/2, and 5201 cannot be considered part of the supporting program. Courses ​which are considered ​part of each sub-field 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. +
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-**Course Level:** All courses must be at the 4xxx5xxx or 8xxx level(Some 4xxx courses, ​such as Physics 4001400241014202 and 4303do not earn graduate credits.)  ​At least 6 credits of the courses in your sub-field and 8 credits total (not counting thesis credits) must be at the 8xxx level.+
  
 **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. **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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 **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 adviser 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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