# Course Requirements- M.Phil. Degree in Physics (Prerequisite to the PhD)

This degree is a prerequisite for the Ph.D. degree and will be conferred upon certification by the department.

**Typical length of program:** Three years, including the time spent for the M.A.degree.

**Languages:** None

**Residence Units:** Six full-time, including the two earned for the M.A. degree.

**Points of credit:** 30 earned for the M.A. degree; none if the student has been awarded two Residence Units of advanced standing.

**Required courses:** See the list of required courses below need for the MPhil portion of your PhD.

- 4 Core Courses
- PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory
- 1 of the following:
- PHYS G6047: Quantum Field Theory I
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6011: Astrophysics I
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6040: Nuclear Physics

- 4 Core Courses
- PHYS G6037: Quantum Mechanics I
- 1 of the following:
- PHYS G6094: Classical Waves and Fields
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6012: Astrophysics II
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6050: Particle Phenomenology

- 4 Core Courses
- PHYS G6038: Quantum Mechanics II
- 1 of the following:
- PHYS G6057: Many-Body Physics
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6060: Atomic Physics
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6070: Biological Physics

- 4 Core Courses
- PHYS G6036: Statistical Mechanics
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6010: Physical Cosmology
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6080: Scientific Computing

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6082: Condensed Matter Physics I
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6081: Solid State Physics

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6083: Condensed Matter Physics II
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G8036: Advanced Statistical Mechanics

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6047: Quantum Field Theory I
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G8048: Quantum Field Theory II

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G8069: Particle Physics I
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G8049: Quantum Field Theory III

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G8040: General Relativity
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G8066: Special Topics: Condensed Matter Physics

- 4 Core Courses
- 1 of the following:
- 2 Field-specific Courses*
- PHYS G6094: Classical Fields and Waves
- Additional Courses
- PHYS G6042: Experimental Methods for Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics

**A B- or better grade is required for each of the core courses (Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics I, Quantum Mechanics II, Statistical Mechanics).

With special permission from the student's Ph.D. advisor and DGS, the student may if justified substitute *one* of the two field-specific courses with a 6000-level course outside this list from Physics or another department, by filling out this substitution form and submitting it to [email protected].