The Graduate Program in Physics resides in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The program offers three graduate degrees, the Ph.D. degree in Physics, The M.A. degree in Physics and the M.S degree with concentration in Instrumentation in Physics.
Students in the Ph.D. program gain a solid background in the breadth of physics and astronomy, and demonstrate their ability to carry out research and overcome new challenges in a specific area of interest. These students often go on to traditional research positions at universities and national labsas well as to industrial labs, and to other careers including medical physics, and analysis in technological and financial settings.
The Master of Arts in Physics (M.A.) degree. This degree may also be awarded both as a terminal degree and as a degree for students enrolled to the Ph.D. program en route to the Ph.D. degree.
A Master of Science program in Instrumentation (MSI) prepares students with undergraduate degrees in physical science, mathematics, or engineering to enter modern technological enterprises such as research labs, industries, hospitals, etc. as professional physicists with expertise in instrumentation. The program offers both coursework and an original instrumentation project in one of our cutting-edge research labs.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is formally offered by the School of Professional Development and is not part of the Physics Graduate Program. This degree prepares students with a BA degree in a physical science or engineering for the New York State certification as a secondary school teacher.