Applied Physics

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 Pavanello, Ph.D.,

Graduate Program Director & Chair

101 Warren Street

Smith Hall | Room 211

Phone: 973-353-5250


Website: Physics-Applied

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.

General Information

Degree Offered: M.S., Ph.D.

Part Time Study Available: Yes

Degree Credit Requirements

M.S.: 30 credits

Ph.D.: 75 credits

Career Opportunities 

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

Rutgers Graduate School - Newark

Office of the Dean

185 University Avenue

John Cotton Dana Library, Suite 306
Newark, New Jersey 07102

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