Program Requirements

Applied Physics Program Requirements

University requirements state that to graduate, students must achieve at least a B– (2.67) grade in each course counted toward the graduate degree. Applied Physics requires that the overall GPA of all Core and Elective courses must be a B (3.0) or better, with a grade of at least B– (2.67) in all courses. A Core course may be repeated once to bring the grade up to this level, applicable for a maximum of 2 Core courses. Students may also choose to take a different Core course (from the list) to replace an unsatisfactory grade. For repeated (or replaced) Core courses, the GPA calculation for satisfaction of this requirement will not include the first grades of repeated Core courses.

For more details, see the Applied Physics Graduate Student Handbook.

Each student's curriculum, research, and thesis topics receive individual consideration by the Applied Physics Committee and must be approved. Most APP students defend for the M.S degree and continue on to become candidates for the Ph.D. Please note that all courses are not offered every year or semester.

UNIV 594 "Responsible Conduct of Research"

Applied Physics students planning on Biophysics, Biochemistry, or Bioengineering research should register for UNIV 594 during their first semester or when possible. All other Applied Physics students are not required to sign up but are encouraged to take this course, as well. Note that this course does not count toward the core or elective courses.