American University of Beirut

MS in Physics

​​​The Physics Department provides facilities for graduate work leading to the MS degree. The research activities include the physics of:

  • material science and condensed matter.
  • plasma and molecular.
  • paramagnetic resonance.
  • non-linear dynamics and astrophysics.
  • high energy physics and superstring theory.

The MS program requires the completion of:  

  • 4 core courses (12 credits) PHYS 301, PHYS 302, PHYS 303, and PHYS 305
  • 9 credits of physics graduate electives (a maximum of 3 credit hours may be a tutorial  course)
  • An MS thesis accounting for 9 credits

After completion of the 4 core courses, the student must then pass a Master Comprehensive Exam* and select a thesis adviser who will present a thesis proposal to the Department Chair for approval.

*The Physics Department adopted the GRE subject test as the Comprehensive Exam after finishing the four core courses.  The GRE test is administered 3 times a year  and the results are reported 6 weeks after the exam.  For more details visit AMIDEAST website, and GRE website.

The MS degree is granted after the student defends his/her thesis successfully. All requirements for the Master's degree must be completed within a period of four years after admission to graduate study.​

For table of deadlines, please refer to Graduate Council 

For more information, please refer to  AUB Graduate Catalogue


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