Northern Arizona University
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
Applied Physics, M.S.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a two-year master's degree program for students who wish to pursue non-academic, technical employment in the aerospace, defense and high technology industries, government laboratories, and private research institutes. The Applied Physics program would also provide a basic graduate-level scientific foundation which would facilitate further professional studies in various fields of applied physics, as does a traditional Master's degree. The Applied Physics program is designed to train students in laboratory skills, provide them with computational and computer modeling expertise, develop their competencies in the use and design of modern instrumentation, and provide them with a basic foundation in physics. A capstone to this coursework will consist of an internship or a master's thesis made possible through partnerships with government laboratories, private research institutes, and industrial corporations. Programs of studies center on these emphases defined by elective courses that cross the various science and engineering disciplines and which are selected by the student and advisor from a broad selection of cross-disciplinary options, such as geology, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. Each student would have the flexibility to design his or her own specific program, focusing on a particular area of specialization and a particular set of skills that will satisfy the his or her career goals.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
International Student Requirements:
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Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 30
In State Tuition (per year): 9462 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 22452 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999