Gain sought-after technical skills that can transform how we live and work with a physics master’s degree from Stevens—home of the nation’s first physics teaching lab.

Here at Stevens, you’ll establish general expertise in physics while honing critical thinking skills for multidisciplinary applications. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside faculty and researchers conducting formative research in cutting-edge areas like quantum systems, nanophotonics and optics. Your physics master’s degree will clear the path for a career in academia or a wide range of industries, such as defense, aerospace, government, education, health care, energy and IT. Recent Stevens physics master’s graduates have gone on to work for Palantir Technologies, Thorlabs and OFS Labs.

The Stevens Advantage

The Stevens physics department boasts a number of nationally recognized laboratories and centers, such as the Center for Distributed Quantum Computing, the Light and Life Laboratory and the NanoPhotonics Laboratory. You’ll also have a chance to work with the Stevens Quantum Campus Network—the country’s first campus hybrid quantum-communications network. If a career in industry is your goal, Stevens’ proximity to New York City gives you quick access to a large tech startup community and other organizations looking for your kind of skill set.

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The Department of Physics conducts formative research in cutting-edge areas such as quantum systems, nanophotonics and optics. Faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students investigate together to significantly impact society by improving communications, computers, and the environment.

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