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Physics and Astronomy Department

MS - Physics

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Peter Beyersdorf


Course Requirements

Graduate Competency in Writing0
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.
Requirements of the Masters30
Choose a Plan
Plan A (with Thesis)30
Core21
PHYS 205. Advanced Dynamics3
PHYS 210. Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 230. Methods in Mathematical Physics3
PHYS 260. Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 263A. Quantum Theory3
Two other letter-graded graduate physics courses6
Culminating Experience2-7
PHYS 298. Research1-4
PHYS 299. Master's Thesis1-4
Electives2-7
100- or 200-level course electives in mathematics, science, and engineering, chosen with the approval of the graduate advisor
Plan B (without Thesis)30
Core21
PHYS 205. Advanced Dynamics3
PHYS 210. Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 230. Methods in Mathematical Physics3
PHYS 260. Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 263A. Quantum Theory3
Two other letter-graded graduate physics courses6
Electives9
advisor approved electives

Total Units:30