APPLIED PHYSICS MASTER OF SCIENCE
MASTER THE UNIVERSAL SCIENCE AS A FOUNDATION OF INVENTION AND INNOVATION Today’s physicists are connecting science with engineering to develop new technologies and create powerful solutions. At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, you will be prepared to master and apply the most fundamental and influential science—physics. Here, you will find an innovative community that strongly supports student research initiatives. You’ll be guided by world-class faculty in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a thriving technological hub of pioneering entrepreneurs.
MS IN APPLIED PHYSICS Our Master’s program brings together a balance of classroom theory and real-world practical application with opportunities for collaboration across the entire New York University community.
LEARN TO INNOVATE Gain the skills needed to thrive in sectors such as alternative energy, physics-based nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, health and wellness, and global information technology. Explore careers in research and development, consulting for government or privately owned, technology-based agencies, and higher education. Many students also go on to earn their doctorates.
MULTIFACETED CURRICULUM The graduate program in Applied Physics strongly supports student research initiatives. With only two required courses and manifold electives, the Master of Science in Applied Physics creates opportunities for student-conducted research projects inspired by the range of available coursework. A student must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits: ¢ 6 credits of basic courses
(Quantum Mechanics and two semesters of Graduate Seminar)
¢ 24 credits of elective courses
(may include a 6-credit research project or 9-credit thesis)
As many as 9 physics credits earned at the graduate level at another institution or up to 3 suitable courses from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may be accepted towards the degree, with the approval of the graduate adviser.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS ¢ A bachelor’s degree with strong academic standing in physics, applied physics,
or a closely related discipline. (Note: Applicants with degrees in other fields may be admitted, but must fulfill certain prerequisite courses before being considered for acceptance.) ¢ An introductory background in physics, mathematics, chemistry,
and computer science. ¢ Letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL scores, and application
letters also will be considered. Visit engineering.nyu.edu/grad/requirements for additional information.
HOW TO APPLY The best and brightest from around the world apply for admission to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. START YOUR APPLICATION
NYU AND NYC As part of America’s largest private research university, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers nearly unlimited possibilities for collaboration, professional growth, and entrepreneurial self-empowerment. NYU Tandon combines an outstanding graduate program in applied physics with the excitement of New York. With the city in the middle of a tech renaissance, there has never been a better time—or place—to pursue your graduate degree.
TOP RESEARCH AREAS
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES
ATOMIC AND PLASMA PHYSICS
NANOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOELECTRONICS
RESEARCH AND RESOURCES Our faculty are patent holders, Fellows of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society, and members of the National Academy of Inventors. You will collaborate with these leaders on dynamic projects backed by industry and government agencies. You will also have the opportunity to integrate your skills through cross-disciplinary collaboration with faculty from other New York University schools. All graduate students are encouraged to utilize facilities throughout the NYU community. At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the next generation of leaders and scholars are empowered to play a vital role in advancing physics research. Applied physics students gain hands-on experience in the MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Laboratory for BioPhotonics, where an interdisciplinary approach provides a unique platform for tackling current technological challenges.
LEADING INNOVATION IN VIRUS DETECTION Applied Physics Professor Stephen Arnold focuses his research on developing an ultra-sensitive Whispering-gallery wave biosensor. He pushes the limits of detection from single virus particles to single protein molecules. Arnoldâ€™s research is crucial to the identification and elimination of pathogens, enabling the advancement of modern health care solutions.
CAREERS From industry giants to fast-paced startups, the most competitive companies in the world seek NYU Tandon School of Engineering graduate students.
POSITIONS Applied Physicist Astrophysicist Geophysicist Laser and Optical Physicist Medical Physicist Nuclear Equipment Operator Nuclear Officer Physicist Semiconductor Physicist
CAREER SUPPORT Graduate students have access to powerful resources to help prepare them for the next step in their careers. New York Universityâ€™s Wasserman Center for Career Development and the Office of Career Services on the NYU Tandon campus provide interview guidance, networking connections, and more.
TOP EMPLOYERS Brookhaven National Lab Con Edison Credit Suisse Dominion Dow Jones Entergy Exelon/Constellation Nuclear FactSet Research Systems General Dynamics Electric Boat Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley NASA Marshall Space Flight Center National Grid National Security Agency Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) U.S. Navy A sampling of top companies and agencies hiring our graduates
BECOME AN INNOVATOR The Department of Applied Physics encompasses research and education that forms the basis for many technological breakthroughs and innovations, from computers and information technology, to lasers and advanced transportation systems, and even alternative energy sources and smarter, more environmentally sustainable cities. We invite you to learn more about our graduate program and how you will apply your strengths to solve problems facing the world in the twenty-first century.
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NYU Tandon School of Engineering Department of Applied Physics 6 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201 1.646.997.3182
APPLIED PHYSICS FACULTY You will benefit from the department’s highly respected faculty that includes full-time and adjunct professors from around the world. Our faculty works closely with students to ensure an invested mentorship and extensive research experience.
University and Thomas Potts Professor PhD, City University of New York
Senior Lecturer PhD, Lehigh University
Organic solid-state and microparticle photo-physics
Atomic and optical physics
Victor Barinov Electroactive gels, mechanics of polymer networks, interface separation
Senior Lecturer PhD, Kharkov Phys-Tech Institute for Low Temperatures DSc, Kiev Institute of Physics, Academy of Science, USSR
Kurt H. Becker
Theoretical condensed matter physics, magnetism, optics
Industry Associate Professor PhD, Academy of Science of the Ukraine
Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dr. rer. nat., Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Tony Rothman Lecturer PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Atomic physics, low-temperature plasma science and technology
General relativity, cosmology, fundamental physics
John S. Di Bartolo
Valery A. Sheverev
Senior Lecturer PhD, University of Virginia
Industry Professor PhD, Leningrad State University
Theoretical modeling of type-II superconductors
Optics and spectroscopy, plasma physics and chemistry
Lorcan M. Folan
Department Chair, Associate Professor PhD, Polytechnic University
Industry Professor PhD, DS, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Academy of Science, USSR
Luminescence, energy transfer, optical properties of micro-cavities
Spin dynamics, quantum computation