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, http://www.amideast.org/lebanon/testing/gre and GRE website, https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/about/?WT.ac=grehome_gresubject_150213
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.
Below is the table of deadlines:.
|For Master’s candidates Graduation in||Spring 2017-2018||Summer 2017-2018|| Fall 2018-2019||Spring 2018-2019|
|Deadline for approval of thesis topic and committee||December 15, 2017||May 7, 2018||September 21, 2018||December 14, 2018|
|Deadline for thesis defense||May 3, 2018||September 7, 2018||January 28, 2019||April 25, 2019|
|Deadline for thesis deposit at library||May 14, 2018||September 17, 2018||February 7, 2019||May 6, 2019|
Useful Links: Graduate Council; AUB Graduate Catalogue