M.S. Applied Physics
One of the primary objectives of the Physics M.S. program is to provide students with the academic foundation and research experience they will need for professional development, as well as for graduate study at the Ph. D. Level. Through their coursework and research during their M.S. theses project, majors are prepared for a successful career or to become Ph.D. candidates in physics, applied physics, materials science and related disciplines. Thus, students will demonstrate and take part in:
- Academic Excellence: Students will excel in academic study of principles of physics as well as research focuses they choose from a wide range of areas, such as optical science, astronomy and solar-terrestrial physics, laser physics and others.
- Real-World Experience: Students will gain expertise in basic laboratory equipment and field techniques through on-campus opportunities at NJIT and the university’s distinguished research partnerships.
- Communication and Collaboration: Students will effectively collaborate on research toward their thesis and may play a supporting role in the form of searching and preparing literature reviews based on research papers that are relevant to the topic of their theses.
If you are interested in an advanced research-driven education in applied physics, engineering and technology, the Applied Physics M.S. program offers a distinguished and diverse academic environment to take your next step. While students in the Applied Physics M.S. Program get to earn a wide range of knowledge and skills from areas that they are passionate about, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Upon graduation, students should acquire the fundamental set of knowledge covered by the required courses.
- Upon graduation, most of the students who consider the next level of Graduate education should be able to prepare for Ph.D. qualifier exams in Physics and Applied Physics at NJIT or other Universities.
- Upon graduation, most of the students should be able to acquire a necessary depth of knowledge in the area of specialization, such as optics, biophysics, material science, or astronomy to be admitted to and successfully proceed with the Ph.D. studies at NJIT or other Universities.
- Upon graduation, students should be able to acquire skills to identify scientific problems, perform literature review on the problem, and identify the solution venues in research environment.
- Upon graduation, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a Member of a Research Team with improved qualification as Members of Technical Staff in Industry. Students should become more knowledgeable and competitive on a job market.
- Upon graduation, a student should be able to formulate a research question and develop a systematic approach to address it, at both the conceptual and technical levels.
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Professor and Department Chair
Federici, John F.
Dias, Cristiano Luis
Ahn, Keun Hyuk
Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program
Gary, Dale E.
Chin, Ken K.
Thomas, Benjamin P.