Physics

College
College of Science
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The Physics Department offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics with concentrations in different subfields that reflect the forefront research activities of the department, including biological physics, condensed matter physics, and elementary particle physics. The program for the PhD degree consists of the required coursework, a qualifying examination, a preliminary research seminar, the completion of a dissertation based upon original research performed by the student, and a dissertation defense upon completion of the dissertation. Based on these measures, students are expected to obtain a graduate-level understanding of basic physics concepts and demonstrate the ability to formulate a research plan, communicate orally a research plan, and conduct and present independent research.

College
College of Science
Study Options
Full Time, Part Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The Physics department offers Master of Science degrees with several options. The standard physics MS can be obtained by taking a specified set of courses without an MS thesis. Alternatively, an MS thesis may substitute for 8 credit hours of coursework. Both of these options may be pursued either full time or part time. Students are expected to have demonstrated a graduate-level understanding of basic physics concepts upon completion of the MS Degree.