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Master of Science Degree Program

The two-year Master of Science degree program provides course work and practical experience that prepares students for immediate placement in industrial positions. Applicants should have a minimum of 30 hours of physics courses and 15 hours of engineering courses. Research and teaching assistantships are available.

The M.S. in engineering physics degree program requires the completion of 30 hours of graduate credit, including two to four credit hours of thesis research on some topic of applied science. Students with a research director from the College of Engineering are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of physics course work and nine hours of engineering course work. Students with a research director in the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy are required to complete a minimum of nine hours of physics course work and 12 hours of engineering course work is required. All students must complete at least one three-hour math course numbered 4000 or higher. (Note: Students cannot receive graduate credit for any course equivalent to one required in the undergraduate Engineering Physics Program.)

The engineering physics faculty has active research programs in the growth of electronic materials, characterization and device fabrication, scanning probe microscopy, high-field magneto transport and magneto-optics, laser applications in chemical reaction dynamics, Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic gases, atomic beam etching, microelectronic applications in particle physics, and device simulation and computational physics.

For more information please visit the Phyiscs and Astronomy Graduate Studies Homepage.