MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS-OPTIONS
A. PREPARATION FOR DOCTORAL WORK
Many students enroll in the M.S. program in physics in order to test their ability to do doctoral work in the field. In this respect, the course work and research experiences that are offered at Bowling Green provide an excellent opportunity to do this. Any student wishing to pursue a doctoral degree upon receiving the Master of Science degree here is strongly advised to enroll in the Plan I (thesis) option. It has been the experience of many M.S. graduates of this program that the experience gained in completing the thesis research is invaluable in their future doctoral program.
A sample two-year doctoral preparation program leading to the M. S. degree is given below:
PHYS 601 Techniques of Experimental Physics 3 PHYS 603 Advanced Electrodynamics 3 PHYS 528 Microcomputer Interfacing 3 * PHYS 606 Techniques of Computational Physics 2 PHYS 681 Research Seminar 2 ______ 13
PHYS 605 Advanced Classical & Quantum Mechanics 4 PHYS 613 Signal Processing 3 * PHYS 684 Readings Course in Topic of Interest 3 PHYS 699 Thesis Research 1 PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 ______ 12* Recommended for students wishing to pursue an experimental thesis
PHYS 610 Advanced Solid State Physics or CS elect. 3 PHYS 699 Thesis Research 9-12 _____ 12
PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 PHYS 699 Thesis Research & elective 11 ______ 12
PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 PHYS 699 Thesis Research & elective 11 _____ 12
The Radiological Physics specialization is designed for students who want to enter the field of medical physics as a professional or who seek adequate preparation for pursuing the doctorate in this field. Offered in conjunction with the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, the program provides the theoretical background and specific technical experience in the uses of radiation and other non-invasive physical techniques in medical applications.
Medical physics is a branch of applied physics which is concerned with the applications of physical energy, concepts and methods to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Medical physicists are usually employed in hospitals, other medical care facilities, and medical equipment industries. There is a steadily growing demand for persons trained in this field.
The Medical College of Ohio (MCO) currently offers a doctoral program in Medical Sciences. Students who concentrate their studies in medical physics require a solid grounding in the basic physical principles involved in the practice of the profession. This preparation is best met by the standard M.S. program in physics, augmented by several specialized courses.
A sample two-year program leading to the M.S. degree with specialization in Radiological Physics is given below:
PHYS 601 Techniques of Experimental Physics 3 PHYS 603 Advanced Electrodynamics 3 PHYS 528 Microcomputer Interfacing 3 PHYS 606 Techniques of Computational Physics 2 PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 _______ 12
PHYS 605 Advanced Classical & Quantum Mechanics 4 PHYS 613 Signal Processing 3 PHYS N682 Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3 MCO 606.15 Introduction to Radiological Physics 1 PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 ______ 12
BIOL 331 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 ** BIOL 332 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 **
MCO 681.20 Radioisotope Methodology 3 MCO 605.16 Radiation Dosimetry (elective) 2 PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 PHYS 691 Directed Research 2 PHYS 617 Data Telecommunications 3 CS elective OR PHYS 699 Thesis Research 3 ______ 14
PHYS 681 Research Seminar 1 PHYS 691 Directed Research 2 PHYS 529 Microelectronics Project 2 MCO 605.15 Radiation Protection 2 CS electives OR PHYS 699 Thesis Research 6 ______ 13
** Courses intended to fill gaps in background in biological sciences
Robert I. Boughton
Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Center for Materials Science
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403