A total of 30 hours of graduate course work is required. The course requirements are the same as for the M.S. degree in Physics with Astronomy Specialization (thesis option; §IV.C.1) except that, in place of PH 599 (Thesis Research), the student will take 6 additional hours of advisor-approved electives. These 6 hours must be graded Astronomy courses (not P/F) and cannot include PH 590 – Research Techniques.
The student must pass an oral examination as described under the M.S. in Physics (without thesis) described in §B.2 above.