Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515, United States of America
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515, United States of America

About

The Master of Science program in Applied Physics is an interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to complete graduate studies in physics with a particular emphasis on applied research and technology development for industry.

The program is a formally recognized Professional Science Master's degree program, meaning that in addition to science courses, students are also required to take courses in management. The program in Applied Physics has two tracks — materials science/ nanotechnology and optics/optical instrumentation — intended to develop the state's workforce in the established optics and materials science industries, as well as in the emerging nanotechnology sector. In addition to the Applied Physics program, students pursuing the Master of Science in Science Education (Secondary) may choose their concentration in physics. Admission to that program is through the Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies.

For information concerning physics courses and research opportunities in physics that are applicable toward the Master's degree in Science Education, contact Professor Karen Cummings, Physics Department adviser for students in the M.S. in Science Education. Refer to the section entitled "Admission to Teacher Certification Programs" in the beginning of this catalog under "Application and Admission" for additional information.

Program Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies found in the Application and Admission section of this catalog, all applicants must submit the following documents to complete their application to the M.S. in Applied Physics program:

A one page statement indicating their academic background, area of interest, and their career plans, and
Two letters of recommendation.

Course work in the program, except in unusual circumstances, cannot begin until the student has completed an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field with grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and until the student has completed the equivalent of 18 credits of Physics at the undergraduate level. The general GRE test is recommended for admission, but not required.
GRE Requirements: Not Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required