The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information.
Physics department faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with differing research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.
Tufts and its close proximity to Boston offers incredible opportunities for cultural, gastronomical, and extra-curricular activities.
The department has established qualifications to ensure that all degree candidates have a broad background in experimental and theoretical physics. The text below describes the requirements for the Master of Science degree and outlines some possible courses of study, but each student will work closely with his/her advisor and faculty advisory committee to design the curriculum that is best for the student.
Master of Science, Astrophysics
8 graduate-level courses:
1. Six core courses
- AST 121 - Galactic Astronomy
- AST 122 - Extragalactic Astronomy
- PHY 131 - Advanced Classical Mechanics
- PHY 145 - Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
- PHY 153 - Statistical Mechanics
- PHY 163 - Quantum Theory I
2. One course chosen from the following:
- PHY 146 - Classical Electromagnetic Theory II
- PHY 164 - Quantum Theory II
- A course in radioactive processes in astrophysics (may be taken at another institution)
3. One elective course in Physics or Astronomy
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Last updated March 15, 2018