Physics and Astronomy : Program Requirements
The candidacy exam (PHYS 693) is required of all PhD students and is normally taken within the first 18 months of, and no later than two years after, a student's first registration in (or transfer to) the PhD program.
The thesis requirement for MSc and PhD degrees (PHYS 599 or PHYS 699) applies to all students, independent of program concentration. All registrations in PHYS 699 must be accompanied by registration in PHYS 693 until 693 has been passed.
PHYS 500A and 502A plus an
additional 3.0 units chosen from the
PHYS graduate course list
2.
4.
Dissertation, PHYS 699 (normally 30 units).
1.
ASTR 661 (1.5).
2.
Other courses as required by the supervisory committee, with the total number of course units beyond the BSc level, excluding ASTR 561, 661 or equivalent, being normally at least 7.5 (of which at least 6.0 must be graduate).
3.
Colloquium PHYS 560 (0.0 units).
1.
Courses as required by the supervisory committee, with the total number of course units beyond the BSc level being normally at least 13, and including at least one PHYS 500-level course in addition to the MSc requirements.
2.
Colloquium PHYS 560 (0.0 units).
2.
Colloquium PHYS 560 (0.0 units).
1.
PHYS 534, 535, 539, 540, 544 and 545 (8.0 units).