12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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The Applied Physics program offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology strengthens engineers’ knowledge of physical systems in order to make them more competitive in today’s laser, optics, nanotechnology, semiconductor, and other fields. 


It’s the kind of physics needed wherever fields are advancing—from gate technology used in the advancement of flash drives and solid state drives, to laser technology for the next Playstation, to nanofabrication.

Career opportunities

  • The Applied Physics program offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology is an option for high school or college physics teachers who want to earn their master’s degree in applied physics.
  • You will build your knowledge of quantum physics, optics, laser physics, physics of fluids, applied electrodynamics, and other areas. Coursework also helps build problem-solving, quantitative, and analytic skills, which are good for many jobs. You may take many courses online, including the quantum physics courses. A doctoral degree is possible after receiving this degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Quantum Theory 
  • Methods of Theoretical Physics 
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Analytical Dynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Physics Colloquium
  • Reading and Special Problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.

  • Academic requirements: GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GMAT or GRE is required: GRE/GMAT is required, apart from Master of Public Administration. Check out the GRE requirements per department @ admissions.iit.edu/graduate/apply/gre-requirements
  • Personal Statement required
  • Letter of Recommendation is suggested, but not required
  • ACT Composite: 24+ (Must have 22+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1140+ (Must have 550+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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