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Ten courses must be completed within five years.  The curriculum consists of four core courses and six electives. At least four of the courses must be at the 700-level or higher. An Applied Physics elective may be substituted for a required course if the student has previously completed an equivalent graduate-level course. Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree. All course selections outside of the Applied Physics core, elective, and/or the relevant concentration course requirements below are subject to advisor approval.

Core Courses

Select four (at least three must be from the first six).

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 615.641 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.642 - Electromagnetics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.651 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.653 - Classical Mechanics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.654 - Quantum Mechanics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.665 - Modern Physics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.671 - Principles Of Optics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.680 - Materials Science Mode of Study: Virtual Live

Electives

Select six of the following:

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 535.614 - Fundamentals of Acoustics Mode of Study: Face to Face, Online, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.611 - Classical Physics Mode of Study: Face to Face, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.621 - Electric Power Principles Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.644 - Physics of Space Systems I Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.645 - Physics of Space Systems II Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.646 - Physics of Magnetism Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.647 - Fundamentals of Sensors Mode of Study: Face to Face, Online
Course Number & Name: 615.648 - Alternate Energy Technology Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.662 - Introduction to Astrophysics Mode of Study: Online, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.744 - Physics of Space Systems I Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.745 - Physics of Space Systems II Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.747 - Sensors and Sensor Systems Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.748 - Introduction to Relativity Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.751 - Modern Optics Mode of Study: Face to Face, Online, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.753 - Plasma Physics Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.755 - Space Physics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.760 - Physics of Semiconductor Devices Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.761 - Intro To Oceanography Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.762 - Applied Computational Electromagnetics Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.765 - Chaos and Its Applications Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.769 - Physics of Remote Sensing Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.772 - Cosmology Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.775 - Physics of Climate Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.778 - Optical System Design and Modelling Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.780 - Optical Detectors & Applications Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.781 - Quantum Information Processing Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.782 - Optics and Matlab Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.800 - Applied Physics Project Mode of Study:
Course Number & Name: 615.802 - Directed Studies in Applied Physics Mode of Study:

COURSES BY CONCENTRATION

A Concentration can be selected but is not required. Concentrations are noted on the student’s transcript.

Materials and Condensed Matter Core Courses

Four core courses Students can elect to concentrate their studies in materials and condensed matter by completing a combination of courses from the Applied Physics (615.xxx), Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx), and Materials Science and Engineering (515.xxx) programs. Four Applied Physics core courses are required. Of the remaining six courses, four or more must be materials and condensed matter courses selected from the Applied Physics (615.xxx), Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx), and Materials Science and Engineering (515.xxx) programs. All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 615.641 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.642 - Electromagnetics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.651 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.680 - Materials Science Mode of Study: Virtual Live

Materials and Condensed Matter Electives

Select at least four

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 515.617 - Nanomaterials Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 515.635 - Mechanical Properties of Materials Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.606 - Electronic Materials Mode of Study: Face to Face, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 525.621 - Introduction to Electronics and the Solid State Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 535.684 - Modern Polymeric Materials Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 535.732 - Fatigue and Fracture of Materials Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 535.748 - Stress Waves, Impacts and Shockwaves Mode of Study:
Course Number & Name: 615.646 - Physics of Magnetism Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.647 - Fundamentals of Sensors Mode of Study: Face to Face, Online
Course Number & Name: 615.747 - Sensors and Sensor Systems Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.760 - Physics of Semiconductor Devices Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.800 - Applied Physics Project Mode of Study:
Course Number & Name: 615.802 - Directed Studies in Applied Physics Mode of Study:

Photonics

Three Applied Physics core courses (EN.615.xxx), one Electrical and Computer Engineering core course (EN.525.xxx), four Photonics electives, and two electives from the program must be completed.

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 615.641 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.654 - Quantum Mechanics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.671 - Principles Of Optics Select one of the following: Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.613 - Fourier Techniques in Optics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.625 - Laser Fundamentals Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.691 - Fundamentals of Photonics Mode of Study: Online

Photonics Electives

Select at least four of the following:

Course Number & Name Mode of Study
Course Number & Name: 525.613 - Fourier Techniques in Optics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.625 - Laser Fundamentals Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.636 - Optics & Photonics Lab Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 525.691 - Fundamentals of Photonics Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 525.753 - Laser Systems and Applications Mode of Study: Face to Face, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 525.756 - Optical Propagation, Sensing, and Backgrounds Mode of Study: Face to Face, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 525.772 - Fiber-Optic Communication Systems Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 525.796 - Introduction to High-Speed Optoelectronics Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 525.797 - Advanced Fiber Optic Laboratory Mode of Study: Face to Face
Course Number & Name: 615.751 - Modern Optics Mode of Study: Face to Face, Online, Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.778 - Optical System Design and Modelling Mode of Study: Virtual Live
Course Number & Name: 615.780 - Optical Detectors & Applications Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.781 - Quantum Information Processing Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.782 - Optics and Matlab Mode of Study: Online
Course Number & Name: 615.800 - Applied Physics Project Mode of Study:
Course Number & Name: 615.802 - Directed Studies in Applied Physics Mode of Study:

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