Masters Programs

           Program Objectives

The graduate program in Physics would work to achieve the following general and specific objectives.

The program has the following key objectives: 

  • To fill the gaps identified regarding knowledge and skill of teachers in the Universities , colleges and high schools 
  • To upgrade the skills and theoretical background of teachers in the Universities , colleges and high schools 
  • To expose teachers to new methods of teaching learning process in the Universities , colleges and high schools 
  • To impart knowledge in diverse fields of Physics at the advanced level 
  • To produce qualified professionals in Physics, capable of teaching at Universities, colleges, and high schools pursuing research in front- line areas of Physics. 

          Graduate Profile

Upon completion of the M.Sc. program, a successful student will be able to; demonstrate a basic postgraduate level knowledge and understanding in different fields of physics, implement a set of key transferable skills which will be relevant to a student’s career, carry out independent research in physics and so on, pursue high level training in physics and related areas, teach in high schools and higher institutions including universities  and colleges, work in industries, environmental institutions, public stations, and demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a postgraduate level.

              Program Profile

                    Admission Requirements

 The minimum criteria required to be admitted to the program is, any person who:

  • Meet the general admission requirements of Samara University.
  • Successfully completed undergraduate training in physics and related fields from a recognized university.
  • Pass the entrance examination of the department.

          Graduation Requirements

  •  A graduate student must take 29 or 32 credit hours plus a graduate thesis/project and achieved a cumulative grade point of at least 3:00 and with no more than on C grade in any course.
  • A graduate student who aspires to do thesis/project must take two courses from the specialization module, and a graduate thesis/project.
  • The graduate student must undertake a graduate thesis/project on an approved topic under the supervision of an advisor. Whether a graduate student will undertake a graduate project or thesis will be decided by the student in consultation with his advisor, and subsequently needs the approval of DGC.
  • The graduate thesis shall constitute individual effort to carry out a fairly adequate investigation of a selected problem in theoretical or experimental physics.
  • The graduate student must satisfactorily defend the graduate thesis/project work before an examination committee.
  • The examination committee, both for thesis and project, shall be composed of two examiners, the advisor and a chairman as set by the University. The advisor will be excused during the final evaluation (grading) session. A thesis which is defended and accepted by the examination committee shall be rated as “Excellent”, “Very Good”, “Good”, or “Satisfactory”. A rejected thesis shall be rated as “Fail”. On the other hand a project which is defended and accepted by the examination committee shall be rated with letter grades, similar to the other courses.
  • The graduate student must also fulfill all other requirements set by the University.

                  Program Duration

 This program will be given within regular, summer and extension programs,

  • Regular program for four semesters in two years’
  • Summer program for four summers in three years’ and
  • Extension program for six semesters in two years’.

However, extension of the study period which is stated in the above table may be allowed, if the student would provide be acceptable reason for an extension of this period and it should be approved by the department.

                  Degree Nomenclature

  • The Degree is Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics (Quantum Field Theory)

                       የሳይንስ ማስተር ዲግሪ በፊዚክስ (ካነቱም ፊልድቲኦሪ)

  • The Degree is Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics (Laser Spectroscopy)

                       የሳይንስ ማስተር ዲግሪ በፊዚክስ (ሌዘር ስፔክትሮስኮፒ)

               Delivery Methods

                           The program is fully delivered at regular program basis. But, under special cases the program will have extensions: Summer program, Weekend program, Online and mixed programs with adjustments and additional guiding principles to be designed by the program unit leaders and main stakeholders including MoSHE, Universities, etc.