Mode of Study:
Hybrid, Online
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Applied Physics Program Overview

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Applied Physics online graduate program—one of the few available in the nation—offers a wide variety of courses that will enrich your experience as an engineer and will prepare you for exciting careers in the research and development of cutting-edge technology. Career opportunities in applied physics is vast, including jobs in fiber optics, astrophysics, laser and quantum optics, nondestructive testing, and condensed matter. Taught by notable scientists from the Johns Hopkins Physics Lab, NASA, and the Naval Research Laboratory, you can focus on a wide range of topics, including optics, interstellar space, ocean science, solid-state physics, and more. Learn to develop new technologies and solve engineering problems.

The program prepares you to:

  • Master mathematical methods that are essential to the fields of applied physics and engineering, including integral transforms, ODEs, complex analysis, PDEs, and boundary value problems.
  • Solve practical problems using Maxwell’s Equations and classical electrodynamics, such that static and time-varying fields in free space and media, conservation laws, and gauge invariance can be investigated.
  • Establish a firm understanding of the mathematical foundation of quantum mechanics.
  • Select courses to tailor your degree and gain the knowledge that works best for you.

Master’s Degree Concentrations

A focus area can be selected but is not required.

  • Materials and Condensed Matter
  • Photonics

Program Options

We offer two program options for Applied Physics; you can earn a Master of Science in Applied Physics or a post-master’s certificate.

Applied Physics Courses

Get details about course requirements, prerequisites, concentrations, and electives offered within the program. All courses are taught by subject-matter experts who are executing the technologies and techniques they teach. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

Program Contacts

Tuition and Fees

Did you know that 78 percent of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs? Find out more about the cost of tuition for prerequisite and program courses and the Dean’s Fellowship.

As a whole, the teachers at JHU were among the best I have ever had in my academic career. I truly believe I have received a great education that has helped me in my professional career.

Daniel Degennaro ‘19 Applied Physics

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.