Physics (Space Physics) - Master of Science


For the master's degree with a concentration in Space Physics, students must successfully complete the following physics core and specialized courses:

Prefix Title Credits
Physics Core
PHYS 551Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 593Advanced Experimental Nuclear Physics3
PHYS 511Mathematical Methods of Physics I3
or PHYS 495 Mathematical Methods of Physics I
PHYS 597Space Plasma Physics3
PHYS 554Quantum Mechanics I3
or PHYS 454 Intermediate Modern Physics I
PHYS 561Electromagnetic Theory I3
or PHYS 461 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 584Statistical Mechanics3
or PHYS 480 Thermodynamics
Specialization Electives
Select a minimum of three from the following:9
Observational Techniques3
Planetary Processes3
Special Topics.1-9
Space System Mission Design and Analysis3
Numerical Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer3
Advanced Computational Physics I3
Computational Physics
Advanced High-Energy Physics I3
Total Credits30