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Assistantships Available

Assistantships are available to well-qualified students. Typically, the department has 4 new teaching assistantsships each year.

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The Department of Physics awards a Master of Science in Applied Physics, and is a major participant in an interdisciplinary PhD in Engineering and Applied Science. Admission decisions will be based primarily on grade-point average, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and letters of recommendation. Foreign applicants (non-English speaking countries) must also have a satisfactory TOEFL score.

Master of Science in Applied Physics
The Master of Science in Applied Physics has both a thesis and a non-thesis option. For the thesis option, students must earn at least 24 hours of course work in addition to the 6 thesis credit hours. For the non-thesis option, 33 hours of course work are required. For both options, the graduate work must include a minimum of 18 hours of physics.

Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences
Physics-based students enrolling in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Engineering and Applied Science must have a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, physics, mathematics, geophysics, computer science, or other closely related field, or be willing to complete course work required in the existing Masters' programs in the Department of Physics while pursuing the degree.