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New Mexico State University
Department of Physics
Graduate Students

Physics for Graduate Students


Graduate Student Requirements


For detailed information please refer to the Graduate Student Requirements document. This document lists:

  1. General Requirements
  2. M.S. Degree Requirments
  3. Ph. D. Degree Requirments
  4. Information Regarding the Qualifying Examination
  5. Information Regarding the Ph. D. Comprehensive Examination
  6. Graduate Assistantships

Preparing for the written part of the comprehensive exam?

The total examination will consist of a written part and an oral part. For information regarding the content areas assessed in the written part please refer to the Graduate Student Requirements document, section E. A collection of past exams is provided as examples below.


Comprehensive Exam Questions
Classical Mechanics Electro- magnetism Quantum Mechanics Statistical Mechanics Geophysics
2003 2003 2003 2003  
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
2005 2005 2005 2005  
2006 2006 2006 2006  
2007, Feb 2007, Feb 2007, Feb 2007, Feb  
2007, Sep 2007, Sep 2007, Sep 2007, Sep  
2008 2008 2008 2008  
2009 2009 2009 2009  
2010 2010 2010 2010  
2011 2011 2011 2011  
2012 2012 2012 2012  
2013 2013 2013 2013  
2014 2014 2014 2014  
2015 2015 2015 2015  
2016 2016 2016 2016  

 

Questions?, contact our Graduate Program Head by mailing to graduate-advisor@physics.nmsu.edu