Applied Physics and Computer Science - Computer systems engineering and instrumentation

Christopher Newport University

24 months
39440 USD/year
26560 USD/year
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 offers students with a bachelor’s degree a significant step in their maturing as scientists

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From physics to information science, the PCSE spectrum covers a broad range of distinct, yet interrelated engineering and science disciplines. We address many of the fundamental aspects of today’s high-tech world, and prepare students to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for international applicants
  • Application fee form with non-refundable fee
  • All secondary, college and university (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts Send all documents to World Education Services (WES), an official credential evaluator.
  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • Financial resources statement
  • An interview also may be required. English proficiency in reading, writing and speaking is expected.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19720 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13280 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Applied Physics and Computer Science - Computer systems engineering and instrumentation M.Sc.
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