In addition to course work, you will be required to write a research paper on a research project in physics, physics education, astronomy, or astronomy education. The research paper earns a total of 3 hours credit.

Course requirements Hours
Content courses in physics, applied physics, or astronomy as approved by the department 12-18
Professional Education Core*


Minors and non-departmental electives as approved by the department


Research Requirement - RES 697 (1-3) Research Paper


Total Hours Required


*Students admitted to master of arts in education (MAE) programs are required to complete three courses from a professional education core. Learn more about these core requirements.

You can find full course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.