Graduate study in the field offers the opportunity to achieve proficiency in physics, mathematics, and applied science. Applied physics is particularly suitable for students preparing for a scientific career in an area of applied science based on principles and techniques of physics.
A student may choose for specialization and thesis or dissertation research any subject compatible with an approach based on the application of principles of physics and mathematics. Current areas of advanced study and research include applied theoretical physics, biophysics, chemical physics, cryogenics, physics of fluids, nuclear and reactor physics, optics, laser physics, plasma physics, radiation and matter, solid-state physics and materials science, space physics, and surface physics. Additional details about current programs are given in brochures available on request.