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Applied Physics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The Physics Department offers the MS degree in Applied Physics. The program is flexible enough to accommodate students planning on continuing graduate studies in applied physics, physics, or an interdisciplinary field, as well as students intending to enter the work force. 

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Interdisciplinary Areas

Students may also work in interdisciplinary areas. This emphasis selection provides excellent preparation for interdisciplinary doctoral studies. Entering students choosing this emphasis are not necessarily expected to have completed all the courses that an undergraduate physics major takes, but they should have a good grounding in classical physics or be willing to make up deficiencies. Interdisciplinary areas include:

  • computational physics (scientific computing)
  • biophysics
  • chemical physics
  • physical oceanography
  • engineering physics.
Research Program

The department currently has strong research programs in theoretical and computational aspects of acoustics, geophysics, electromagnetics, continuum mechanics, and astrophysics. Excellent experimental research activities are being conducted in condensed matter and materials physics, magnetism, spintronics, surface physics, and observational astronomy.

Programme Structure

Entering students can to choose to follow a targeted applied physics emphasis or a traditional applied physics emphasis for their degree.  Students who choose a targeted emphasis are those preparing for a career which targets specific areas of applied physics such as:

  • Materials Science
  • Optics
  • Acoustics
  • Geophysics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • GRE and GMAT are not required for applicants to the M.F.A. program in Fine Arts, the M.M. program in Music, the M.A. program in History and the M.S. program in Chemistry. GRE or GMAT may be waived for students entering Master’s programs and who already possess a graduate degree

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13678 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13678 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      9108 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for New Orleans

    • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
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