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What will I learn?

Currently, there is tremendous growth in optics, condensed matter, and medical physics caused by rapid developments in the fields of superconductivity, electro optic materials, optical, acoustical, and NMR imaging, semiconductor devices, tomography, holography, and image-processing. The Physics Department of Cleveland State University offers an MS degree in physics, with emphasis on optics and condensed matter physics, or on medical physics, designed for applied scientists and engineers who wish to develop competence in these rapidly advancing fields. In 2005, the American Physical Society classified the Master of Science in Physics program at Cleveland State in the "strongest professional master's degree program" category.

OPTICS AND MATERIALS SPECIALIZATION

INTRODUCTION

Currently, there is tremendous growth in the fields of optics and condensed matter, caused by rapid developments in superconductivity, electro optic materials, optical, acoustical, and NMR imaging, semiconductor devices, tomography, holography, and image processing. The Physics Department at Cleveland State University offers an M.S. degree in physics with an emphasis on Optics and Materials designed for scientists and engineers who wish to develop competence in these rapidly advancing fields.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 32 credits are required for the Optics and Materials Specialization, chosen from the following list or approved substitutions:

PHY 520 - Computational Physics
PHY 550 - Optics
PHY 555 - Advanced Optics Laboratory
PHY 560 - Laser Physics and Photonics
PHY 565 - Image Processing
PHY 580 - Optical Materials
PHY 598 - Project
PHY 660 - Electronics
PHY 680 - Physics of Materials

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,766.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Sciences and Health Professions

2351 Euclid Avenue,

Science and Research Bld, Room 353,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

To be considered for admission to the Master's program in Physics with a Specialization in Optics and Materials, students must meet College of Graduate Studies requirements for admission and have an undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, or an allied field.

Students with deficient backgrounds are required to register for additional courses to remove deficiencies. All students applying for the M.S. in Physics program must take the GRE general examination, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. Students whose undergraduate training was not in the United States and whose native language is other than English must take the TOEFL examination and score above 600 (paper version) and they must take the Test for Spoken English (TSE) and score above 300.

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - April 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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