The Physics and Astronomy Department offers the Master of Science Degree in Physics. The degree may include coursework in physics, astronomy and astrophysics, and thesis work in any of the fields represented by our research faculty. The goal of the master's degree is to provide a solid, in-depth background in theory and experiment. This prepares students for
- Employment as physicists or astronomers in field-related jobs and professions - e.g. technical associates, laboratory physicists, physics or astronomy data analyzers, and engineers.
- Further education in the field via doctoral programs in physics, astronomy, or certain engineering fields.
- Teaching jobs in high school and community college.