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The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics program requires 90 credit hours at the graduate level, including a minimum of 24 credit hours of dissertation research. A maximum of 36 credits may be transferred from a completed graduate program with the approval of the Graduate Committee.

Course (Credits)

Year Taken - Semester Offered

PHY 5940 Physics Graduate Teaching Workshop* (1)

1 - Fall

PHY 5115 Mathematical Physics I (3)

1 - Fall

PHY 5240 Advanced Classical Mechanics (3)

1 - Fall

PHY 5346 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I (3)

1 - Fall

PHY 5347 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II (3)

1 - Spring

PHY 6524 Statistical Physics (3)

1 - Spring

PHY 6645 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I (3)

2 - Fall

PHY 6935 Graduate Research Seminar (3)

2 and Above - Fall, Spring

PHY 6646 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II (3)

2 - Spring

PHY 6936 Advanced Topics (3)

2 - Fall, Spring

PHY 5XXX/6XXX Electives (related to area of specialization) (9)

2 and Above - Fall, Spring, Summer

PHY 7981 PhD Dissertation (24+)

Any - Fall, Spring, Summer

*PHY 5940 is required to be taken in the first semester for all new students supported on a teaching assistantship. It is not required for students entering the program on a research assistantship.

For more information, consult the Graduate Catalog.