Physics, MS

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

  • Concentrations: Astrophysics; Biomedical Physics

    The Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics is offered under either Plan I (with thesis) or Plan II (without thesis). Under Plan I, a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate work in physics and mathematics (exclusive of thesis) is required. Under Plan II, 32 credit hours of graduate work in physics and mathematics are to be taken. Included in this 32 credit hours must be at least 4 credit hours in research problems courses (551, 552, 650).

Under both plans, the graduate work offered for the master’s degree must include PHYC *466, 505, 511 and 521. In addition, if material equivalent to one of the advanced labs (PHYC *476L, *477L or *493L) is not included in the student’s prior education, one of these courses must also be taken for the graduate degree. Details must be discussed with a graduate advisor each semester.

A master’s degree program in physics is also offered at the Los Alamos Center for Graduate Studies.


Concentration in Astrophysics

The M.S. in Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics follows the same requirements for Plan I and Plan II. Requirements for the concentration include:

· ASTR 536.

· Three courses selected from: ASTR 537, PHYC *466, PHYC 505, PHYC 511, PHYC 521.

Details must be discussed with a graduate advisor each semester.


 



Admission Requirements:

International students and students who are seeking financial aid must submit materials no later than:

Fall semester:January 15
Spring semester:  August 1


Deadlines for domestic students who are not seeking financial aid are:

Fall semester:June 1
Spring semester:October 1


Please visit the Physics and Astronomy Department Web site for additional information, specific admission criteria, application forms and directions.


Contact Information:

Sally C. Seidel: Chair, Graduate Committee
(505) 277-2087
seidel@phys.unm.edu