Johns Hopkins University

Whiting School of Engineering

Applied Physics


6810 Deerpath Road

Suite 100.

Elkridge, MD 21075

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate for Post-Master's Study, M.S.-Applied Physics with Photonics Option; M.S.-Applied Physics with Materials and Condensed Matter Option

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The applied physicist bridges the gap between pure physics and engineering by conducting research on technical applications of natural phenomena. The hallmark of the applied physicist is the ability to conceive solutions by applying fundamental physical principles to complex problems. The graduate program in applied physics leads to the Master of Science degree and is designed to develop professionals with broad capabilities appropriate for careers in technical research or advanced graduate study. Because of today’s changing technology, the program encompasses a wide range of topics, enabling the graduate to contribute solutions to a variety of physics problems. The faculty of the applied physics program is drawn predominantly from the staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory. Faculty interests and expertise include the following areas of specialization: ocean sciences, optics, solid state physics, materials, and space sciences. In their areas of research, the faculty members collaborate with colleagues from various divisions of the University as well as with scientists and engineers at other national and international laboratories.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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