Martin A. Fisher School of Physics

Typical Curriculum for Physics Master's Program

First semester:

  • PHYS 162A: Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 163A: Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 161A: Electromagnetic Theory I
  • Elective #1

Second semester:

  • PHYS 162B: Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHYS 169B: Advanced Laboratory or another Lab course
  • PHYS 161B: Electromagnetic Theory II or PHYS 163B Principles of Soft Materials
  • Elective #2 or Research toward Master’s Thesis

Electives may include:

  • PHYS 100: Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 102A: General Relativity
  • PHYS 104: Solid State Physics
  • PHYS 110: Mathematical Physics
  • PHYS 111: Physical Continuum Mechanics (Fluids)
  • PHYS 112A: On the Origin of the Elements in the Milky Way
  • PHYS 161B: Electromagnetic Theory II
  • PHYS 163B: Principles of Soft Materials Theory
  • PHYS 164A: Physics Tutorial
  • PHYS 167B: Particle Phenomenology
  • PHYS 168B: Astrophysics
  • PHYS 202A: Quantum Field Theory
  • QBIO 120: Quantitative Biology Instrumentation Lab (cross-listed)
  • QBIO 110A: Numerical Modeling of Biological Systems(cross-listed)
  • NPHYS 115: Dynamical Systems (cross-listed)

Electives are usually offered every other year.

For more information about each course, see Brandeis Course Listings