Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM)
The Queens College Physics Department announces its new degree: the Master of Science in Photonics, a two-year, fully-accredited program that has been certified by the Council of Graduate Studies as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program. Developed with the assistance of an industrial advisory board including executives from such companies as Veeco, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and others, this is the first Physics PSM program offered by CUNY and one of the few offered in the tristate area. In addition to providing rigorous theoretical foundation, the program emphasizes development of hands-on experience through extensive laboratory work, industrial internships, and team projects.
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The Professional Science Master's in Photonics:
- will prepare you for the successful career in high-tech industries
- significantly improve your chances to win acceptance to a top-notch Ph.D. program in physics or engineering should you decide to pursue academic career path
- in addition to providing you with technical knowledge and skills, it will develop your communication skills and your understanding of economics and business aspects of high-tech companies
Education in the field of photonics can land you a job in such industries as
Moreover, there is a shortage of technically-trained workers in these fields. Our evolving curriculum and the Industrial Advisory Board ensure that this Master of Science in Photonics program will continue to provide skills that are highly-sought by the private sector.
Qualifications required entering the program
This is a competitive program designed to attract the best students with undergraduate degrees in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering with GPA in the major area of 3.0 and above. Students with degrees in other fields, but with extensive course work in Physics and Mathematics, are also encouraged to apply.
PSMs are designed to prepare students for jobs at mid-level positions in respective high-tech industries. These two-year degrees provide rigorous academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area emphasizing the acquisition of practical hands-on skills. The programs also have a professional component that includes internships and cross-training in workplace skills, such as business and communications. Accreditation is provided by the Council of Graduate Schools, whose efforts are sponsored in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.