Curriculum

You must complete 30 credits to earn a Master of Science in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering.

The credits are distributed as follows:

  • 6 credits of basic courses (a 3-credit course in quantum mechanics and 2 semesters of graduate seminar)
  • Elective physics courses. The elective courses may include a 6-credit research project or a 9-credit thesis in physics. You should decide which you will pursue with your adviser.

With the approval of your adviser, you can transfer and apply as many as 9 credits of physics courses taken at another institution toward your the School of Engineering degree. A comprehensive examination is not required for the degree.

Minimum Course Requirements

PH 6673 Quantum Mechanics I, Credits: 3.00
PH 9531 Graduate Seminar I, Credits: 1.50
PH 9541 Graduate Seminar II, Credits: 1.50
Elective Courses, Credits: 24 (4 electives can be at the 5000 level)

Electives

PH 5343 Physical Basis of Nanotechnology, Credits: 3.00
PH 5443 Physical Techniques and Application of Nanotechnology, Credits: 3.00
PH 5473 Modern Optics, Credits: 3.00
PH 5481 Modern Optics Lab, Credits: 1.00
PH 5493 Physics of Nanoelectronics, Credits: 3.00
PH 5553 Physics of Quantum Computing, Credits: 3.00
PH 5663 Physics of Alternative Energy, Credits: 3.00
PH 6153 Theoretical Mechanics I, Credits: 3.00
PH 6163 Theoretical Mechanics II, Credits: 3.00
PH 6243 Electromagnetic Theory I, Credits: 3.00
PH 6253 Electromagnetic Theory II, Credits: 3.00
PH 6403 Physical Concepts of Polymer Nanocomposites, Credits: 3.00
PH 6513 Introduction to Solid-State Physics I, Credits: 3.00
PH 6523 Introduction to Solid-State Physics II, Credits: 3.00
PH 6553 Advanced Quantum Computing, Credits: 3.00
PH 6633 Statistical Mechanics I, Credits: 3.00
PH 6643 Statistical Mechanics II, Credits: 3.00
PH 6683 Quantum Mechancis II, Credits: 3.00
PH 8013 Selected Topics in Advanced Physics, Credits: 3.00
PH 8023 Selected Topics in Advanced Physics, Credits: 3.00
PH 9983 Please Refer to Catalog
PH 9993 Please Refer to Catalog