Degrees and Programs
Computational Physics
College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Department of Physics
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Degree: M.S.
Minimum Requirements for Degree: M.S. 33 Credits
Computational modeling and simulation has become a central tool in many science disciplines. Computational physics includes numerical modeling and computer simulation of processes in the earth's environment.
Computational physics requires expertise in advanced computing environments, in the mathematical background, and in the specific physics discipline. This computational physics master's degree is directed toward students with undergraduate academic backgrounds in physics or other closely associated fields such as engineering that have appropriate physics coursework. This degree is appropriate for students seeking careers in industry, government and research that require expertise in modeling and simulation of physical systems.
Computational Physics  M.S. Degree
1. Complete the following admissions requirements:
a. Complete a B.S. degree in physics.
b. Complete MATH 421 and 422.
2. Complete the general university requirements.
3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
4. Complete the thesis or nonthesis requirements.
a. Complete the following
 PHYS 611  Mathematical Physics I (3 credits)
 PHYS 612  Mathematical Physics II (3 credits)
 PHYS 629  Methods of Numerical Simulation in Fluids and Plasma (3 credits)
 PHYS 699  Thesis (612 credits)
b. Complete approved PHYS 600level courses (6 credits)
c. Complete at least 3 credits from the following:
 Approved MATH 600level courses (excluding MATH/PHYS 611 and 612) (3 credits)
 Approved CS 600level courses (3 credits)
d. Minimum credits required* (30 credits)
* At least 24 credits must be from regular coursework for thesis option.
a. Complete the following
 PHYS 611  Mathematical Physics I (3 credits)
 PHYS 612  Mathematical Physics II (3 credits)
 PHYS 629  Methods of Numerical Simulation in Fluids and Plasma (3 credits)
 PHYS 698  Research (36 credits)
b. Complete approved PHYS 600level courses (9 credits)
c. Complete at least 3 credits from the following:
 Approved MATH 600level courses (excluding MATH/PHYS 611 and 612) (3 credits)
 Approved CS 600level courses (3 credits)
d. Minimum credits required* (30 credits)
* At least 30 credits must be from regular coursework for nonthesis option.
See Physics. See Space Physics.
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