The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a Master of Science degree with a track in Physics Education in conjunction with the Department of Education at Tufts. 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.
The members of our faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with different research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.
Last, but not least, 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, Physics Education
10 graduate-level courses:
1. Four core courses in Physics
- PHY 131 - Advanced Classical Mechanics
- PHY 145 - Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
- PHY 153 - Statistical Mechanics
- PHY 163 - Quantum Theory I
2. Two required courses in Education
- ED 111 - Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in the Science Curriculum
- ED 130 - Human Development and Learning
3. Two semesters (one credit) of STEM Education Proseminar (ED 222 and/or ED 223)
4. One foundation course in Education
5. Two elective courses in Physics and/or Astronomy
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Last updated March 15, 2018