Master of Science in Physics
A candidate for the Master of Science in Physics degree must satisfactorily complete a program of study that includes a minimum of 30 quarter-hours of physics courses (not including thesis) distributed among courses at the graduate (3000 or 4000) level; of these 30 hours at least 15 hours must be at the 4000 level. Upon approval of the Chairman of the Physics Department, a maximum of 4 hours of courses taken in another department may be applied toward satisfying the above requirements. In lieu of the preceding requirements, students who are qualified to pursue graduate courses in physics when they arrive at the Naval Postgraduate School may complete a minimum of 20 hours entirely of 4000 level physics courses. In addition, all students must satisfy the general Postgraduate School minimum requirements for the master's degree and present an acceptable thesis advised by a member of the Physics Department. The following specific course requirements (or equivalent) must be successfully completed for a student to earn the Master of Science in Physics degree:
In addition to the above, a graduate sequence containing at least two physics courses, at least one of which must be at the 4000 level. All programs leading to the degree Master of Science in Physics must be approved by the Chairman of the Department of Physics.