**Sample curriculum: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.A. in Physics**

Graduate students enrolled in the ME Ph.D. program can apply to receive a M.S. in Physics after fulfilling the Physics requirements for Masters of Science. These are a total of 6 one-semester graduate-level courses (171.415, 416 included), if a student can waive the prerequisite undergraduate courses.

Assuming that a student would have to take 2 prerequisite undergraduate courses, a possible sequence would be:

- 171.303 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- 171.312 Statististical Physics and Thermodynamics
- 171.415 Mathematical Methods for Physicists
- 171.601 Theoretical Mechanics
- 171.603 Electromagnetic Theory
- 171.605 Quantum Mechanics
- 171.626 Statistical Methods for Physics and Astronomy
- 171.703 Statistical Mechanics

With these (or equivalent set) of courses the student can petition the Physics and Astronomy Department for award of a M.S. degree in Physics.

Completion of Ph.D. thesis in ME requires additional courses according to ME rules.