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General Information

The Department of Physics offers graduate work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Note: a Master of Science degree is offered only to current University of Massachusetts Amherst students.

Candidates planning to major in physics should have completed at least (preferably, more than) 15 semester credit hours in undergraduate physics beyond an introductory calculus-based sequence and also 6 credits of mathematics beyond college-level calculus.

All degree candidates are required to perform teaching in the department. A waiver of this requirement must be requested from the graduate studies committee.