Master of Science - Physics
The Master of Science degree prepares students optimally for further continuation to a Ph.D. program in physics. It is awarded after completion of 30 credits of graduate coursework which include the following required courses:
- One 600-level advanced quantum mechanics course
- and two additional elective courses, chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
These courses may be used to conduct research to graduate with an MS Thesis (PEP 900.) Courses with material already covered in undergraduate preparation must be replaced in consultation with an academic advisor.
Master of Engineering - Engineering Physics
The Master of Engineering - Engineering Physics degree program has three options. Students enrolled in a particular option develop a course of study in conjunction with their academic advisor. In contrast to the Master of Science in physics, the Master of Engineering option is intended to provide the student with deeper insight into the specific area of their choice - which may even be interdisciplinary. Students wanting to continue their education towards a doctoral degree will be optimally prepared for interdisciplinary Physics research, yet may have to take several additional courses to fulfill the requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics.
The Engineering Physics option in Applied Optics seeks to extend and broaden training in those areas pertinent to the field of applied optics or optical engineering. A bachelor's degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required.
Core Courses in Engineering Physics (Applied Optics)
The Engineering Physics option in Solid State Physics seeks to extend and broaden training in those areas pertinent to the field of solid state device engineering. A bachelor's degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required.
Core Courses in Engineering Physics (Solid State Physics)
Courses with material already covered in undergraduate preparation must be replaced in consultation with an academic advisor.
Nanotechnology Concentration - Masters Engineering Physics
The Engineering Physics option in Nanotechnology seeks to extend and broaden training in a largely interdisciplinary learning environment with a focus on fundamentals and applications of Nanotechnology. A bachelor degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required. The M.E. degree in nanotechnology will be awarded after completion of 30 credits of graduate coursework with the following requirements:
Core Courses in Engineering Physics (Nanotechnology)
In addition to the core courses, the student has to complete three additional courses out of the PEP or NANO program (elective courses) selected in consultation with the advisor. As an option, candidates may choose to execute a Master thesis in the realm of nanotechnology in consultation with an academic advisor for up to six credits to be counted towards the degree in replacement of elected courses.
* Students with a background in Quantum Mechanics should take directly PEP/NANO554 after consultation with the advisor.
For more information, visit the Nanotechnology Graduate Program site.
Interdisciplinary Master- Concentration Microelectronics and Photonics and Technology
The Physics and Engineering Physics program offers, jointly with Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Materials Engineering, a unique interdisciplinary concentration in Microelectronics and Photonics Science and Technology. Intended to meet the needs of students and of industry in the areas of design, fabrication, integration, and applications of microelectronic and photonic devices for communications and information systems, the program covers fundamentals, as well as state-of-the-art industrial practices. Designed for maximum flexibility, the program accommodates the background and interests of students with either a master's degree or graduate certificate.
Core course required:
Six electives are required from the courses offered below by Materials Engineering, Physics and Engineering Physics, and Electrical Engineering. Three of these courses must be from Physics and Engineering Physics and at least one must be from each of the other two departments. Ten courses are required for the degree.
Required Concentration Electives: