IU/USPAS Master's Degree Overview
Indiana University Bloomington (IU) in the Department of Physics offers a Master's of Science degree in Beam Physics and Technology that can be obtained by taking USPAS courses. Students must be admitted to the IU program and then complete all requirements within five years of enrollment.
30 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of B or above, including:
- IU/USPAS Courses
- Graduate-level "Classical Mechanics" and "Electromagnetism" courses transferred to IU from previous university or by taking the 2-week (3 credits) USPAS course "Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism in Accelerators"
- Master's Thesis (3 - 9 credits)
- Transcripts from universities you attended as an undergraduate or graduate student
- Completed electronic admission application
- Three letters of recommendation
- Graduate Record Examination (strongly recommended)
- Application Fee: $55.00 US (payable to IU by credit card only)
- Contemporary program reflecting the most recent knowledge in accelerator science and technology
- Study under USPAS instructors who are recognized experts in their fields
- Master’s thesis topic and supervision setup consistent with student interests and location
- Can be completed concurrent with employment and other studies
- Attend USPAS courses at twice yearly sessions while you directly accumulate Indiana University credits
- Can be completed without physically attending Indiana University outside of thesis defense.
- Application Fee: $55.00 (payable to IU by credit card only)
- $150.00 per credit hour to IU
- USPAS session registration fees, housing costs, travel, etc all still apply. Limited financial assistance is available to students who qualify.
- Travel cost to Indiana University to defend Master’s Thesis
To apply for this program please complete an IU Online Admissions Application. Send a copy of your undergraduate transcripts and provide three letters of recommendation. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are strongly recommended. It is very important that you indicate in the "statement of purpose" and in the "student comments section" that the "distance M.S. in Beam Physics" is desired. Applications may be submitted any time, but they should arrive before October 1 to ensure the ability for accepted students to register and get credit for courses taken after Jan 1 and thereby attend the USPAS winter session.
IU's "How to Apply" instructions