Master's Degrees

General: A minimum of 30 degree credits (600 or 700 level), including a 6-credit thesis or a 3-credit project is required. Of the 30 credits, 18 must be physics courses (including 3 credits of mathematical physics or applied mathematics). The remaining 12 to 15 credits are elective courses.

Seminar: All masters students must enroll each semester in 26:755:791 Doctoral Seminar.

M.S. in Applied Physics (Master's project)

Course List

Code

Title

Credits

Required Courses
   

26:755:611

Classical Mechanics

3

26:755:621

Classical Electrodynamics

3

26:755:631

Quantum Mechanics

3

26:755:641

Statistical Mechanics

3

Project
   

26:755:700B

Master's Project

3

Electives
   

Five electives 1

 

15

Total Credits

 

30

 

1

Selected in consultation with a graduate advisor. 

M.S. in Applied Physics (Master's thesis)

Course List

Code

Title

Credits

Required Courses
   

26:755:611

Classical Mechanics

3

26:755:621

Classical Electrodynamics

3

26:755:631

Quantum Mechanics

3

26:755:641

Statistical Mechanics

3

Thesis
   

26:755:700C

Master's Thesis

6

Electives
   

Four electives 1

 

12

Total Credits

 

30

 

1

Selected in consultation with a graduate advisor.

 

Doctoral Program

Remarks: No less than 12 credits must be at the 700 level. 600-level classes can be replaced by other courses for students with M.S. degrees who have taken these courses in the master's program. All doctoral students must enroll each semester prior to their candidacy in 26:755:791 Doctoral Seminar.

 

Ph.D. in Applied Physics (with bachelor's degree)

(36 course credits)

Course List

Code

Title

Credits

Course Work
  36

26:755:611

Classical Mechanics

3

26:755:621

Classical Electrodynamics

3

26:755:631

Quantum Mechanics

3

26:755:641

Statistical Mechanics

3

26:755:721

Classical Electrodynamics II

3

26:755:731

Quantum Mechanics II

3

Two 700 level classes

 

6

Electives (4 classes)

 

12

Additional 2 courses

 

6

26:755:790

Doctoral Dissertation & Res

36

26:755:791

Doctoral Seminar

3
Total Credits   75

 

Ph.D. in Applied Physics (with master's degree)

(24 course credits)

Course List

Code

Title

Credits

Course Work 1
   

26:755:611

Classical Mechanics

3

26:755:621

Classical Electrodynamics

3

26:755:641

Statistical Mechanics

3

26:755:631

Quantum Mechanics

3

26:755:721

Classical Electrodynamics II

3

26:755:731

Quantum Mechanics II

3

Two 700 level classes

 

6

26:755:790

Doctoral Dissertation & Res

36

26:755:791

Doctoral Seminar

3

Total Credits

 

63

 

Qualifying Examination and Research Examination

The student must pass a written qualifying examination (qualifiers) and an oral candidacy research examination (candidacy). The qualifiers are administered yearly (typically in June in collaboration with NJIT) to test general academic preparation and competence for research in applied physics.

Within one year after passing the written qualifying examination, the student is required to pass the Ph.D. candidacy examination. At the candidacy exam, the prospective Ph.D. candidate presents a preliminary research proposal for approval by the dissertation committee.

The student will be allowed two attempts to pass the qualifiers and the candidacy examinations.

Dissertation and Defense

An oral presentation and defense of the doctoral dissertation is required. A five-member committee, chaired by the dissertation advisor, must approve the content and presentation of the dissertation research.

 

Offered Courses

26:755:611

Classical Mechanics

3

26:755:621

Classical Electrodynamics

3

26:755:631

Quantum Mechanics

3

26:755:641

Statistical Mechanics

3

26:755:701

Dissertation Research

BA

26:755:721

Classical Electrodynamics II

3

26:755:731

Quantum Mechanics II

3

26:755:780 Quantum Mechanics III 3

26:755:774

Principles of Spectrometry

3

26:755:710 Special Topics in Experimental Physics 3
26:755:711 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics 3

26:755:811

Graduate Fellowship

BA

26:755:866

Graduate Assistantship

BA

26:755:877

Teaching Assistantship

BA