Physics - Degrees - Main Title


The Department of Physics offers the Master of Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics, as well as the Master of Science in Combat Systems Technology. It also offers the Master of Science and Ph.D. in Engineering Acoustics and the Master of Engineering Acoustics jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


A description of the resident degrees is found here.


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Distance Learning Programs


ASW Certificate (274)

The ASW Certificate is designed to cover the basic principles underlying the use of sonar systems in anti-submarine warfare. Inherently interdisciplinary, this certificate requires four courses which cover sound in the ocean, oceanography, signal processing, and search theory.

Further details are available here.

Engineering Acoustics (535)

NPS has been a leader in engineering acoustics since the early 1970's and offers master’s degrees in this field via distance learning. The emphasis of this program is on the aspects of acoustics and signal processing applicable to undersea warfare.  Subjects covered include the generation, propagation, and reception of sound in the ocean; military applications of underwater sound; and acoustic signal processing and communications.

Further details are available here.



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