Physics Masters at CCNY: Terminal Masters or Bridge to PhD
Students enter the City College Masters Program in Physics for a variety of reasons.
- A physics masters degree can be valuable for work in industry.
- A physics masters degree can provide an exceptionally strong, science-based degree for secondary education certification.
- For many students, the City College Masters Program can provide a bridge to the PhD degree. This is ideal for students who become interested in physics late in their college years or after graduating from college and who find that their training in physics and mathematics is too weak to allow them to be admitted directly into a physics doctoral program.
The City College offers the following master's degree in Physics:
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (for course descriptions...)
V0100: Mathematical Methods in Physics 4
V1100: Analytical Dynamics 4
V1500-1600: Electromagnetic Theory 8
V2500-2600: Quantum Mechanics 8
Elective Courses 6
Total Credits 30
No more than nine credits taken in 60000-level courses (see Physics 55100-55500, 58000, 58100 in the Undergraduate Bulletin) may be counted toward the graduate degree. Nine credits may be taken in graduate courses in subjects other than Physics, upon approval of the Graduate Committee.
Thesis: Not required.
Comprehensive Examination: A written comprehensive examination is required unless waived by the Graduate Committee.
Foreign Language Requirement: Not required.
TRANSFER TO PH.D. PROGRAM
Superior students in the Master's Program at The City College can usually transfer to the Ph.D. program by taking and passing the "First Examination." See the Graduate Advisor.
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