• Degree: Master
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Science
  • Department: Physics

Program Description

To obtain the Master degree in Physics, the student has to successfully complete a total of 36 credit hours including 30 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 2.33 and successfully defend the thesis (6 credit hours) in no less than two years.


Chairperson: Prof. Ramadan Awad

Professors: Prof. Mahmoud El Korek

Associate Professors:  Dr. Salem Marhaba, Dr. Mohamad Salem Badawi

Assistant Professors: Dr. Walid Malaeb

Part-time Lecturers:  Dr. Ali Kaafarani, Dr. Omar Deeb, Dr. Ali Al Zein, Dr. Hadi Basma, Dr. Mohammad Hamady, Dr. Sally Shawa, Dr. Diana Elhajar, Dr. Ola Kerhani, Mr. Adnan Tayyara

The Physics Department strives to maintain an active research program with an emphasis on both experimental and theoretical studies. The graduate degree programs aim to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at the university level or for research related jobs in industrial or governmental organizations.

  • Demonstrate professional awareness of the complexity and limitations of knowledge, methods, data and interpretations.
  • Apply knowledge of physics and the quantitative and critical skills of a physicist to find, identify, assess, investigate, interpret and solve complex, open-ended problems of a physical science nature.
  • Formulate testable scientific hypotheses, indicating the awareness of the current problems and situated within the body of knowledge of a field of physics or applied physics.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Develop and undertake a research implementation plan using the appropriate Literature and possibly laboratory and/or computational techniques.

To obtain the Master Degree in Physics, The student has to successfully complete a total of 36 credit hours including 30 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 2.33 and successfully defend the thesis (6 credit hours) in no less than two years.

Students after being awarded the Masters degree in Physics from the Faculty of Science will be well prepared for careers in research and teaching at the university levels. They also able to competitive for jobs related to industry and government organization.

Program Requirements Credits
Core Courses 19
Elective Courses 11
Thesis 6
Total 36

Experimental Facilities: The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. General Physics Lab
  2. Advanced Physics Lab
  3. Classical Mechanics Laboratory
  4. Specialized Lab of Materials Science

Study Plan:

Elective Courses (EC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
PHYS640 General Theory Of Relativity 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS641 Advanced Electrodynamics II 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) EC
PHYS642 Quantum Field Theory 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS643 Solar Photovoltaics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) EC
PHYS644 High Energy Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS645 Advanced Particle Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS646 Advanced Nuclear Physics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) EC
PHYS647 Advanced Mathematical Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS648 Selected Topics In Spectroscopy 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS649 Selected Topics In Materials Science 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS670 Selected Topics In Nanoscience And Technology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS671 Selected Topics In Theoretical Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS672 Selected Topics In Quantum Optics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS673 Selected Topics In Molecular Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS674 Selected Topics In Experimental Techniques 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS675 Selected Topics In Astrophysics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) EC
PHYS676 Transport Phenomena In Solids 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC

Mandatory Course (MC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
GNSC611 Technical Writing and Research Skills 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec.) MC
PHYS632 Condensed Matter Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MC
PHYS633 Advanced Classical Mechanics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MC
PHYS634 Advanced Statistical Physics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MC
PHYS635 Advanced Electrodynamics I 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MC
PHYS637 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MC
PHYS638 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MC
PHYS690 Thesis 6 (6 Crs.) MC