Doctor of Philosophy Program(with MS Degree)

The Ph.D. program in Physics is composed of seven graduate courses (minimum of 21 credits), a non-credit seminar, qualifying exam, thesis proposal defense and a Ph.D. thesis to be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. A maximum of three courses may be taken from the graduate courses offered by the other programs in the university with the permission of the graduate advisor. The department requires that the dissertation work shall lead to at least one published paper in a refereed physics journal listed in theScience Citation Index Expanded.

First Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
9
12
30
30
Second Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 679 Graduate Seminar
Study of selected topics of interest in physics through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.
0 0 6 6
PHYS -- Physics Elective 3 4 10 10
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
9
10
30
30
Third Semester
Kredi ECTS
-- -- Elective 3 3 7 7
3
3
7
7
Fourth Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 790 PhD Thesis in Physics
Design and completion of a research project on a topic of student’s special interest under the supervision of a dissertation advisor.
0 0 120 120
-- -- Qualifying Exam 0 0 30 30
-- -- Thesis Proposal Defense 0 0 30 30
180
180