Master of Science in Engineering Physics
Graduate Minor in Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Briley, Chair and Professor
Jennifer Burris, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the following graduate program:
- Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics (113*/40.0801) with concentrations in
- Systems and Laboratory Automation (113B)
- Professional Science Master's in Instrumentation and Automation (113C)
- Professional Science Master's in Nanoscience for Advanced Materials (113D)
- Graduate Minor in Physics (272/40.0801)
The MS program is designed to prepare individuals for technical careers in industrial, governmental, and independent laboratories as well as for teaching positions at the community college level. It may also serve as an intermediate step for those who later elect to pursue a Ph.D. in applied physics, engineering physics, engineering, nanoscience, material science or a related area.
Graduate students will choose a research area of Applied Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Biophysics and Optical Sciences, Nanoscience, Electronics Instrumentation, Optics Instrumentation, or Astronomical Instrumentation and Observations.
The concentration in Systems and Laboratory Automation is a more traditional MS program that contains thesis and non-thesis options. The other concentrations are professional science master's (PSM) concentration, which require a core of business and communications courses (12 semester hours). The PSM concentrations do not have a thesis option, but require an internship.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE MINOR IN PHYSICS (Code: 272)
A graduate minor in Physics consists of 8-12 semester hours selected from graduate level PHY offerings, except PHY 5989.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in physics, astronomy or any science or related area such as mathematics, computer science or engineering from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.
Location: On Campus
|Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering Physics|
Semester Hours Required: See specific concentrations below
|Concentration (CHOOSE ONE)|
Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration (Code: 113B)
Other Requirements for the MS in Engineering Physics:
- Thesis: Optional
- Proficiency: Not required
- Candidacy: Required for thesis option; admission to candidacy is awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
- Systems and Laboratory Automation: A written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option. An oral defense of the thesis is required for the thesis option (satisfies the comprehensive requirement).
- PSMs: The internship project report satisfies the comprehensive requirement for students in the PSM concentration.
- Product of Learning: Not required