Catalog 2010-2012

Applied Physics

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

The Professional Science Master=s Degree in Applied Physics prepares students for careers in applied physics or engineering businesses and industries. Emphasis is placed on blending core physics knowledge and applied skills with an understanding of business and an internship experience. Admission is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and a B.A. or B.S. in Physics or a related discipline. To be admitted, students must also have taken the following courses or their equivalents: Physics III (880:132) or equivalent; Modern Physics (880:137); and Modern Physics Laboratory (880:138) or a physics laboratory course at an equivalent level.

This major is available on the non-thesis option. A minimum of 30 hours is required. A minimum of 17 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.

Successful completion of an oral comprehensive examination is required for this non-thesis option.



  Mathematics: 800:121; 800:123.....6 hours

  Science and Science Education: 820:209; 820:215; 820:289 (1 hr.); 820:295 (4 hrs.).....11 hours

  Physics: 880:205; 880:220.....6 hours

Electives: (Physics electives 100g/5xxx or above).....7 hours

  Physics: 880:136, 880:140, 880:144, 880:148, 880:150, 880:152, 880:166, 880:167, 880:172, 880:174.

30 hours