This program allows academically strong undergraduates with a commitment to research to obtain BS and MS degrees by successfully completing 144 credits within five academic years plus summers their last two years. On completion, students are exceptionally well-prepared for entry into a professional school or a PhD program in physics or a related discipline. Well-prepared students are encouraged to apply to this program after they complete 90 credits. Admitted students take selected graduate courses during their senior year (when they have successfully completed prerequisites) and are able to use up to 6 graduate credits in partial satisfaction of requirements for the undergraduate degree. On completion and conferral of that degree and with satisfactory performance (3.00) in the graduate courses, students are given advanced standing in the master’s program and complete an additional 24 credits to receive the master’s degree. All other master’s degree requirements must be met. Contact the Physics undergraduate or graduate academic advisor for further details.
This program of study is offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science.
For details on the program, please see the GMU Catalog.
To apply, please see https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply/accelerated-masters