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