The Graduate Curriculum changed as adopted by the faculty in May 2005. The new requirements changed the 2004/05 class. Students who entered before Fall 2004 will be allowed to fulfil their requirements using either this new Graduate Curriculum below or the old Graduate Curriculum.
The new Graduate Curriculum, all Physics graduate students must take, and pass, all the core courses below, unless he/she passed through a placement exam.
Most of the core courses have course plans. The course plans describe the objectives and goals, methods and approach, and a sample syllabus for our graduate courses. The purpose of the course plans is to explain why the material is an important part of the graduate curriculum. In addition, the plans set forth those topics that are required aspects of the course (will be taught every year) versus material that is at the discretion of the instructor.
Note: There is also the Sample Course Sequence.