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Master of Science (MS) in Physics

The Master of Science in Physics offers advanced training in core areas of physics and topics of current research. Students wishing to complete this master's degree will find a learning environment that allows them to broaden their professional understanding of physics in an interdisciplinary setting. The MS Physics program can be completed in two academic years.

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Degree Requirements

Students in the master's degree in physics program will take coursework in Mathematical Physics (PHYS 501), Dynamics I (PHYS 506), Electromagnetic Theory (PHYS 511 & PHYS 512), Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 516 & PHYS 517), and Statistical Mechanics (PHYS 521 & PHYS 522). Topics courses are the same as topics courses listed under the PhD Program. Research coursework is offered, however is not required for the MS degree. There are no thesis, language or special examination requirements for the master's degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

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Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Master's in Physics program at Drexel requires a four-year bachelor's degree in physics or a related field from an accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution. Strong undergraduate preparation in the core areas of physics (classical mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical physics and quantum mechanics) is a prerequisite. Acceptance typically requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) for the last two years of undergraduate work. The average for any graduate work must be at least 3.0.

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