PhD in Physics after getting my MS Physics in the US

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In summary, it is important to check with the specific school's policy on continuing a PhD program after completing a Master's in Physics. However, based on the requirements for an MS at San Jose State University, it is likely that additional courses will be required at the PhD-granting institution.
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I will start my Master's in Physics next August at San Jose State University. If I decide to start a PhD in Physics once I am done with the Master's, will I still need to take courses at the PhD? Or will I just have to do the research?
 
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Those questions are best posed to your department.
 
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Fernando Rios said:
I will start my Master's in Physics next August at San Jose State University. If I decide to start a PhD in Physics once I am done with the Master's, will I still need to take courses at the PhD? Or will I just have to do the research?
Just to clarify, are you talking about continuing a PhD program at San Jose, or at a different school? Either way, that depends on the policy of the specific school with the PhD program. No general answer to your question.
 
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CrysPhys said:
are you talking about continuing a PhD program at San Jose
They only offer an MS.

While what people said is true, you need to check, having looked at the SJSU requirements for an MS, it is virtually certain that you will need to take multiple classes at your PhD-granting institution.
 
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