Combined Physics B.S. – Photonics M.S. program (149 credits, Major Code: PHYPH-BSMS), offers best students an opportunity to obtain both B.S. and M.S degrees in 5 years instead of usual 6 and with only 149 credits instead of 163. Sixteen graduate credits will be taken while students are still undergraduates and are charged at the undergraduate rates giving students a substantial saving. Photonics M.S. program has been certified by the Council of Graduate Studies as Professional Master’s Program. See more details on the Photonics M.S. home page .
Eligibility for the program will be limited to Physics majors (and, on a case by case basis, majors in other natural science programs) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.3 or greater in their major areas. All students will become Physics majors upon their acceptance into the Program. They must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to receive the M.S. degree.
Students might apply to the program after they will have completed the first 16 credits of 200 level physics major requirements beyond Introductory Physics courses chosen from such courses as Phys. 233, 234, 237, 260, 243.
Eligible students will submit the application through the Office of the Graduate Admission website, which includes a personal statement of goals and aspirations, and three letters of recommendation. Once approved by the department, the major code will be changed, as appropriate, by the Registrar. The detailed description of the programs's curriculum can be found here