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Master of Science in Physics (Thesis Co-op) (TB)

The Department offers a Master of Science Degree in the field of Condensed Matter and Optical Physics.

To obtain the degree, students must complete the equivalent of two full graduate courses and a thesis, Physics 5901 (9901) (equivalent to three full courses). Students must take at least one FCE from the graduate course offerings in Physics. Fourth year courses in Physics, and honours or graduate courses from other science departments may be taken for graduate course credit, with the permission of the Supervisory Committee. All graduate students must participate in departmental seminars.

Students are required to present two departmental seminars. At the first, held within the first year, the student is required to present a 20-30 minute seminar on the proposed thesis topic. At the second seminar, the student will present the results of his/her research before final approval of the thesis is granted.

The MSc Co-operative Option:
Students enrolled in the MSc (Physics) program may take the Co-operative option subject to the approval of the Department. To obtain the MSc (Physics Co-operative Option) degree the student must satisfy all the academic requirements for the MSc (Physics) degree and in addition must complete Physics 5990 and 5992 successfully. The first and last terms of the student's program must be academic, and at least one of the work-terms must occur in a fall or winter session. The student may have the opportunity to work on a thesis during work-term placements.