For historical reasons, the graduate program in Physics at Rutgers-Newark is called “Applied Physics”. However, we offer research projects and coursework in pure physics (experimental and theoretical), as well as applied physics.
M.S. Program Description
The MS program in applied physics offers graduate courses in physics in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The program is designed to meet the demands of modern industry for young researchers with a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and electrodynamics that they can apply it to problems in laser spectroscopy, photonics, magnetic resonance and surface physics.
Michele Pavenello, Ph.D.,
Graduate Program Director
101 Warren Street
Smith Hall | Room 211
PhD Program Description
The PhD program in Physics offers graduate courses in physics in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The program is designed to prepare the candidate for a research-driven career in academia or industry, seeking to provide a broad knowledge-base in Physics. The program emphasizes and develops the research skills of the candidate. Its graduate has mastered the techniques and skills required to initiate, participate and contribute to cutting-edge research in fluid dynamics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, theoretical and computational physics as well as surface science, laser spectroscopy, and condensed matter physics.
Degree Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
Part Time Study Available: Yes
Degree Credit Requirements
M.S.: 30 credits
Ph.D.: 75 credits
Upon graduation, our students find employment in academia, industry or national labs.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Online application – Application fee -- B.A. in Physics, Transcripts --3 Recommendation Letters –
a personal statement – TOEFL scores
Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis