This degree is a prerequisite for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, unless a student has been awarded two Residence Units of advanced standing.
Points of Letter-Grade Credit: 30; at least 24 within the department.
Program of Study: 15 points of physics courses numbered 6000 or higher, with an overall performance satisfactory to the Committee on Graduate Work. The courses are to be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, to insure knowledge of classical and quantum physics.
Residence Units: 2 (minimum). Any student who fails to complete the requirements for the MA degree within four consecutive terms (not counting summer terms) must obtain permission from the department chair in order to continue work into fifth term.