First you must complete an IU Online Admissions Application and be accepted by Indiana University. After you are formally enrolled at Indiana University, when you come to USPAS sessions twice per year and for courses successfully completed, you will directly earn Indiana University credit instead of earning host university credit. If the student is physically at Indiana University, IU courses can also be taken towards meeting requirements. The program also includes a Master's thesis (3 to 9 credit hours) which must be successfully defended. Detailed information can be found on our website: IU/USPAS Master's Degree Program.
30 semester hours of IU credit with a grade point average of B or above are required.
You are allowed to transfer in up to 8 credits earned within 5 years. Your previous USPAS courses most likely earned 3 semester hours of credit per session. This means that you may be able to transfer credits from classes for up to 2 previous USPAS sessions(3 credits each) taken within 5 years.. If the credit to be transferred was awarded more than 5 years ago, then you must petition Indiana University to potentially have the credit reinstated to be applicable.
At this time, Indiana University is unable to accept international students into this program. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
IU's nonrefundable application fee is $55.00 and their cost per credit hour for this program is $150.00. USPAS registration fees for each session must also be paid.
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 to register and receive credit for courses taken after Jan 1. IU's "How to Apply" instructions
No. The USPAS cannot pay the tuition owed to Indiana University for this degree.
No. However, it is possible that an employer may support session registration, housing, and travel costs. Where applicable, students may also apply for USPAS scholarship support (generally covering registration + housing).