To be awarded the Master of Science in Applied Physics degree, a student must complete a program that includes at least 20 quarter-hours of Physics courses at the graduate level, including 12 at the 4000 level.
The total graduate hours in Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering must be at least 32, including 20 at the 4000 level. The program must include at least one graduate level course in each of the following areas: mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum physics.
Students will demonstrate additional breadth by taking at least one 4000-level physics course outside their concentration area. In addition to the above required courses, a student's program must include an area of concentration containing a four-course sequence of graduate-level courses, at least two at the 4000 level, in an area related to applied physics and approved by the Chairman of the Department of Physics.
A list of courses and concentrations meeting the above requirements is available from the Chairman of the Physics Department. All programs leading to the Master of Science in Applied Physics degree must satisfy the general Postgraduate School requirements for the master's degree, must include a thesis advised or co-advised by a member of the Physics Department, and must be approved by the Chairman of the Department of Physics.
Here is an example of the core requirements and the concentration courses for each Applied physics degree.
|PH1994||(4-1)||Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers I|| ||PH1322||(4-2)||Electricity and Magnetism|
|PH1995||(4-1)||Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers II|| ||PH2151||(4-1)||Particle Mechanics|
|PH1121||(4-2)||Mechanics|| ||PH3991||(4-0)||Theoretical Physics|
|PC2911||(4-3)||Introduction to Computational Physics|| ||PH2724||(4-0)||Thermodynamics|
| || || || ||PH2001||(1-0)||Research Seminar in Physics|
|PH2652||(4-1)||Modern Physics|| ||PH3292||(4-2)||Applied Optics|
|PH3152||(4-0)||Mechanics of Physical Systems|| ||PH3655||(4-0)||Solid State Physics|
|PH2351||(4-2)||Electromagnetism|| ||PH3352||(4-0)||Electromagnetic Waves|
|PC2013||(4-3)||Introductory Applied Physics Laboratory|| ||PC3014||(3-4)||Intermediate Applied Physics Laboratory|
|PH0999||(0-1)||Physics Colloquium|| ||PH0999||(0-1)||Physics Colloquium|
|PC3172||(4-1)||Physics of Weapon Systems: Fluid Dynamics of Weapons, Shock Waves, Explosions|| ||NW3230||(4-2)||Strategy and Policy|
|PH4656||(4-0)||Quantum Mechanics Concentration Course|| ||PC3400||(4-2)||Survey of Underwater Acoustics|
|PC4015||(4-3)||Advanced Applied Physics Laboratory|| ||PC4862||(4-0)||Advanced Weapon Concepts Concentration Course|
|PH0999||(0-1)||Physics Colloquium|| ||PH0810||(0-8)||Thesis Research|
| || || || ||PH0999||(0-1)||Physics Colloquium|
| || ||Concentration Course|| ||PC3200||(4-1)||Physics of Electromagnetic Sensors and Photonic Devices|
| || ||Concentration Course|| ||PC4022||(3-0)||Combat Systems Capabilities|
|PC3800||(4-0)||Survey of the Effects of Weapons|| ||PH0810||(0-8)||Thesis Research|
|PH0810||(0-8)||Thesis Research|| ||PH0810||(0-8)||Thesis Research|
|PH0999||(0-1)||Physics Colloquium|| ||PH4001||(1-0)||Physics Thesis Presentation|
Along with the core requirements One of the following concentration groups will need to be selected.
|PH3119||(4-2)||Oscillations and Waves||Summer|
|PH4454||(4-2)||Sonar Transducer Theory and Design||Winter|
|PH4455||(4-0)||Sound Propagation in the Ocean||Spring|
|PH4271||(4-1)||Lasers, Optoelectronics, and Electro-Optics||Fall|
|PH4272||(4-1)||Lasers, Optoelectronics, and Electro-Optics II||Summer|
|PH4273||(4-2)||Physics of Advanced Imaging Systems||Fall|
|PH4274||(4-1)||Physics of Active Electromagnetic Detection and Engagement||Summer|
|PH4171||(4-1)||Physics of Explosives||Summer|
|PH4857||(4-1)||Physics of Directed Energy and Conventional Weapons||Summer|
|PH4858||(4-0)||Weapons Lethality and Survivability||Fall|
|PH4911||(3-2)||Simulation of Physical and Weapon Systems||Winter|