Master of Science in Applied Physics
Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Applied Physics program emphasizes continued work in basic physics while permitting many options in several applied physics specialties.  Students may choose to focus on several applied physics fields such as plasma physics, laser physics, or solid-state physics.  The curriculum allows students to choose elective courses from other Applied Physics classes or from related academic fields such as Applied Mathematics, Material Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.  Core course options include:

  • Quantum Physics of Matter
  • Modern Optics
  • Laser Physics
  • Physics of Fluids
  • Applied Electrodynamics


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • GRE scores
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • A personal-professional statement

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education