M.S. Applied Physics

The Applied Physics M.S. program is an advanced program that provides students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a successful career in industry or entry into Ph.D. Programs in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science and related disciplines.

Summary

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‚Äôs 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.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Sirenko, Andrei

Professor and Department Chair

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Sirenko, Andrei
Professor and Department Chair, Physics Dept
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Federici, John F.

Distinguished Professor

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Federici, John F.
Distinguished Professor, Physics
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Prodan, Camelia

Associate Professor

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Prodan, Camelia
Associate Professor, Physics
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Dias, Cristiano Luis

Associate Professor

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Dias, Cristiano Luis
Associate Professor, Physics
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Ahn, Keun Hyuk

Associate Professor

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Ahn, Keun Hyuk
Associate Professor, Physics
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Wang, Haimin

Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program

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Wang, Haimin
Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program, Physics
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Gary, Dale E.

Distinguished Professor

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Gary, Dale E.
Distinguished Professor, Center for Solar - Terrestrial Research
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Chin, Ken K.

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Chin, Ken K.
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Thomas, Benjamin P.

Assistant Professor

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Thomas, Benjamin P.
Assistant Professor, Physics
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Chen, Bin

Assistant Professor

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Chen, Bin
Assistant Professor, Physics
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Nowadnick, Elizabeth A.

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Nowadnick, Elizabeth A.
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Tyson, Trevor A.

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Tyson, Trevor A.
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Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Wang, Haimin

Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program

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Wang, Haimin
Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program, Physics
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