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Physics M.S.


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Things you need to know before you take gradate-level physics courses.

The goal of Physics Master of Science program is to prepare students for PhD level work and advanced research in Physics and Astronomy. This program also serves to expand the knowledge base of practicing engineers. Students in this program gain better problem-solving abilities as well as increased knowledge of several aspects of Physics and Astronomy. The physics program provides students with a deeper understanding of the essential science used in many of the engineering disciplines and in the space industry. All students potentially interested in completing a PhD in Physics should apply to both UHCL and UH before beginning graduate level coursework.

Applicants for candidacy should have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in one of the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering disciplines. Applicants with other degrees may also apply if they meet the requirements listed below. Equivalent courses or appropriate substitutions will be determined in consultation with a faculty adviser. If background deficiencies exist, students may be required to take courses that will not apply toward the graduate degree.

Technical Management Specialization

A good technical manager needs both an advanced  broad-based technical background and insight into how to lead a team of people  from different technical disciplines. Because physics is the scientific basis  of all engineering, it can satisfy much of the broad-based technical  requirement for a degree training technical managers. The physics core is  complemented by a combination of systems engineering, engineering  management and management courses in order to create a plan that provides  both the technical background and the leadership training. This results in a  unique new approach to training technical managers. Please note that students  in this specialization are not required to take PHYS 5632/PHYS 5612.


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Last updated: 08/01/2016 UTC
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