The Physics Department offers both a non-thesis master’s degree and a doctoral degree that can prepare you for your personal educational and career goals. The M.S. program allows you the flexibility to tailor your degree to serve you either as a springboard to a Ph.D. program, or as critical training for jobs in industry, with specializations in areas such as geosciences, engineering, polymer science, and data science. The Ph.D. program is designed to train you for careers in academia or the private sector through coursework in foundational material (classical and quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics) and a primary focus on original research supervised by faculty members.