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Table 1.1: Outline of Physics M.S. Program Requirements

Requirements M.S. (Plan A) M.S. (Plan B) M.S. (Plan C)
Total Credits Required (not including thesis credits) 20 30 30
Thesis Credits Required 10 0 0
Major Courses Required 14 credits, including either 5001/2 or 5011/2 14 credits, including either 5001/2 or 5011/2 5001/2, 5011/2, 5201, and 5072
Minor or Supporting Program Credits* 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits
Minimum GPA 2.8 2.8 3.3
Graduate Written Exam Take Once Take Once Must pass
Preliminary Oral Exam NA NA NA
File Degree Program After 10 credits After 10 credits After 10 credits
File Thesis Title/Proposal Register thesis title when distributed to reviewers NA NA
Time Limits Not more than 7 years Not more than 7 years Not more than 5 years after completing Preliminary Oral Exam
Transfer credits Not more than 40% of program Not more than 40% of program No limit, must be approved by DGS
Preliminary and Final Oral Committee 3 members: 2 from major field, 1 from minor or related fields 3 members: 2 from major field, 1 from minor or related fields 4 members: 3 from major field (advisor plus an experimentalist and a theorist in the same subfield of physics) and 1 with an appointment outside physics.
Thesis reviewers All members of oral committee NA 3 reviewers, including committee member from outside physics. Thesis must be approved one week before defense

* Physics has approval from the Graduate School so that you can include any credits in your supporting program credits, including those courses in your major field.

Table 1.2: Outline of Physics Ph.D. Program Requirements

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