M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Physics and Computer Science

Christopher Newport University

12 months
1190 USD/credit
1190 USD/credit
667 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science is built around a core of physics and computer science courses that are the foundation of the three areas of concentration: computer science, computer systems engineering and instrumentation, and applied physics


The CNU master’s program in Applied Physics and Computer Science offers students with a bachelor’s degree a significant step in their maturing as scientists. 

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the department, the thesis opportunities are exceptionally varied, including software and/or hardware projects drawn from faculty research areas including: nuclear physics, space science, cyber security, cryptography, human-machine interfaces, robotics, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, data analysis, visualization, science education and software engineering. Some research is conducted offsite at national facilities including the NASA Langley Research Center and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility


The mission of Christopher Newport University is to provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit CNU students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

Christopher Newport provides outstanding academic programs, encourages service and leadership within the community, and provides opportunities for student involvement in nationally and regionally recognized research and arts programs.

Our primary focus is excellence in teaching, inspired by sound scholarship. At CNU, personal attention in small classes creates a student-centered environment where creativity and excellence can flourish. Our primary emphasis is to provide outstanding undergraduate education. We also serve the Commonwealth with master’s degree programs that provide intellectual and professional development for graduate-level students.


 Christopher Newport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. SACSCOC is one of six regional accrediting commissions in the U.S.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Software System Design and Implementation
  • Communications I (Computer Networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for international applicants
  • Application fee
  • All secondary, college and university (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Send all documents to World Education Services (WES), an official credential evaluator.* Once the review is complete, WES must send the document(s) directly to CNU.
  • Demonstration of English proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  • Financial resources statement
  • Official original bank statements or affidavits (fewer than six months old) verifying the availability of financial resources to show that you can afford to study in the United States.**
  • An interview also may be required. English proficiency in reading, writing and speaking is expected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    667 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 12 months.


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