The M.S. in Applied Physics and Engineering program prepares students with the education and professional skills to be essential societal contributors in the 21st-century science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce.
Through a carefully crafted curriculum, the program is designed to meet the demands of the modern industry for young researchers – basic knowledge of advanced applied physics blended with engineering fields such as nanoscience and quantum engineering; renewal energy research; condensed matter physics; material science and more.
The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary experience through challenging coursework that blends a rigorous physics core curriculum with engineering disciplines.
Upon completion of required courses, students select a concentration in one of the following areas:
Applied Physics (Biophysics and Physics of Living Systems, Condensed Matter Physics, Environmental and Renewal Energy Physics, and Plasma Physics)
Engineering Physics (Plasma Engineering , Nanoscience / Quantum Computing and information sciences, , Device Engineering, and Bioengineering)
Materials Science and Engineering
Graduates of the program become more desirable candidates for commercial research and development roles, positions in government and industry laboratories, or applicants for doctoral programs in physics and allied science/engineering fields.
By The Numbers
3 Concentration Options
2 Years to Complete
The faculty of the Department of Physics is a community of renowned and active researchers who produce peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, present papers at national and international conferences, offer lectures and more. Our faculty members also hold prestigious research grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation and regularly include students (both undergraduate and graduate) in their research projects.
The student’s advisory committee will consist of the faculty mentor (Physics) and other Physics faculty, the collaborating faculty member (Chemistry, Biology or Math and Computer Sciences), a reader (from within the University) and an outside reader (external to the University).
Typical Curriculum for MS in Applied Physics and Engineering:
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