Our department offers several master’s degrees: Physics M.S.; Beam Physics and Technology M.S.; Physics M.A.T.; and a joint M.S. degree in Physics and Environmental Science.
The Physics master’s degree is awarded for successful completion of the course requirements and either by the passing of a Master Examination or by meeting a set of research requirements.
Beam Physics & Technology M.S.
In collaboration with the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), the Indiana University Department of Physics has established a national program leading to a Master of Science Degree in Beam Physics and Technology. Admission requirements are the same as for the M.S. degree.
Admission to this program requires completion of at least eight hours of undergraduate physics courses. Requirements for the M.A.T. degree are selected to help prepare future teachers of high school physics, and to acquaint teachers in service with modern developments in physics.
Physics M.S. & Environmental Science M.S.
This program is a two-year, 51 credit-hour sequence of courses and research that provides depth and breadth in both environmental science and physics. Both degrees are awarded when the student meets the degree requirements of the Department of Physics and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.