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Physics: Master of Arts (MA)
The Physics Department offers a master’s-level program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in physics. The traditional master’s-level program covers a full spectrum of courses in theoretical and experimental physics and is designed to serve students interested in teaching physics at the high school level, those who intend to fill gaps in their undergraduate education before applying to a doctoral program in physics as well as students interested in other career opportunities such as technical writing, finance, patent law, etc.

Members of the department are engaged in experimental and theoretical research in such fields as  light propagation,  localization and emission in photonic  periodic, quasiperiodic and disordered materials, including random lasers; , optical microresonators and their applications  in sensing, optical logic elements, and new types of lasers,  optics and magneto-optics of semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum dots, quantum wires and quantum wells;  photonic nanostructures for biosensing and solar cell applications;  application of methods of condensed matter physics to biophysical problems,  and nanoelectromechanical systems.


Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. Candidate must have a minimum of 16 credits in physics beyond the introductory college course and six credits in mathematics beyond elementary calculus.
2. Letters of recommendation must be written by individuals who are qualified to attest to the applicant’s character and capacity to do graduate work in physics.


Requirements for Non-Matriculation


Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 

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Fall Deadline April 1
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineNovember 1
Spring Extended DeadlineDecember 1

Letters of Reference3
Essay  500 Words
TOEFL (IBT)61
IELTS  5
GRE  No
GMAT No

Accepts Non-MatricYes

 
 
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