Applied Physics, M.S.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/physics/programs

Program Sequence - 36 Credits

B or better average required

Core Courses (18 Credits)
PHY 507 – Applied Physics graduate Seminar – 3 credits
PHY 512 – Methods of Theoretical Physics I – 3 credits
CHE 520 – Advanced Physical chemistry I – 3 credits
CSC 541 – Digital Image Processing – 3 credits
MBA 500 – Management Process – 3 credits
MBA 505 – Marketing Management – 3 credits

Choose One Track (6 Credits)

Materials Science/Nano Track
PHY 519 – Nanotech I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience – 3 credits
PHY 521 – Nanotech II: Characterization of Nanomaterials – 3 credits 

Optics/Optical Instrumentation Track
PHY 530 – Optics and Detector Physics – 3 credits
PHY 531 – Interferometric Methods in Imaging and Precision Measurement – 3 credits

Elective Courses (6 Credits)
PHY 513 – Methods of Theoretical Physics II – 3 credits
PHY 522 – Nanoscale Fabrication and Synthesis – 3 credits
CSC 551 – Pattern Recognition – 3 credits
CSC 561 – Scientific Visualization – 3 credits
CHE 532 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - 3 credits
MBA 507 – Legal Issues in Business & Management - 3 credits
MBA 510 – Project Management – 3 credits
MBA 512 – Strategic Factors in Marketing – 3 credits
MBA 515 – International Entrepreneurship – 3 credits
MBA 537 – Product Management – 3 credits
MBA 538 – Marketing Analysis and Measurement – 3 credits
MBA 548 – Business Process Excellence – 3 credits

Capstone (6 Credits)
Select Thesis or Special Project

Master's Thesis
PHY 590 - Thesis Research I
PHY 591   - Thesis Research II

Special Project
PHY 580 - Special Project 
May in some cases be completed with a host company where the student will complete the work and be overseen by an on-campus adviser.