THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE
The basic qualification for admission consists of a Bachelor's degree with adequate specialization in Physics, obtained with first or second class honours or an A or B average. Students with deficiencies may be required to make up these deficiencies by registering in undergraduate courses or by following a program of supervised reading.
Applicants whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be required to write the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) administered by the Educational Testing Service. Inquiries should be made at the time of application. Details of the examination may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 08540.
(1) The requirements for the degree of Master of Science may be satisfied by pursuing a program of studies consisting of:
Option (a) at least 4 courses and a thesis; or
Option (b) at least 6 courses and a major paper; or
Option (c) not less than 8 courses.
(2) 64-550 (Advanced Quantum Theory I), 64-510 (Seminar for MSc Students) and at least one further physics course at the 500 level or higher is required of all candidates.
(3) Additional courses needed to fulfill the requirements in (1) above may be chosen from graduate courses in the Department of Physics. Alternatively, candidates may include in their program, with the permission of the Graduate Coordinator and with the approval with the Supervisor,
Option (a):one undergraduate course in physics (at the 400-level), or one course from another Department †.
Option (b): either (i) up to two undergraduate courses in physics (at the 400-level), and one course from another department†, or (ii) up to one undergraduate course in physics (at the 400-level), and two courses from another department†,
Option (c):up to two undergraduate courses in physics (at the 400-level), and three courses from another department†.
† normally at the 400 level or higher and from the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering.
GRADUATE STUDIES FACULTY REGULATIONS