​Graduate study in the Department of Physics offers students the opportunity to master fundamental concepts and techniques, from which they then develop fluency in the latest experimental and theoretical innovations in the field.

The Department of Physics at Stevens is large enough to offer rich and varied programs in pure and applied physics, yet small enough to nurture a coherent, supportive community in the pursuit of knowledge. Core courses reinforce broad skills in basic physics and elective courses provide highly specialized training in a variety of areas.


The Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree is offered in physics with a choice concentration in one of three exciting areas of technology: applied optics, solid state physics, and nanotechnology (as part of the Nanotechnology Graduate Program).

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in physics that provides students with advanced academic training and the skills and resources to engage in high-level independent research.

The department also offers two unique interdisciplinary degree options in collaboration with other departments at Stevens. The interdisciplinary master's program in microelectronics and photonics prepares students with broad coverage of fundamentals as well as state-of-the-art industrial practices in the areas of design, fabrication, integration, and application of microelectronic and photonic devices in communication and information systems. The interdisciplinary doctoral program takes advantage of the complementary educational offerings and research opportunities in multiple departments, addressing the increasingly cross-cutting nature of physical science research.

In addition to traditional degree programs, the department offers five graduate certificate programs. Each graduate certificate program is self-contained and highly focused, carrying 12 graduate credits. All of the courses may be used toward the master's degree and admission is based on the requirements for master's programs.