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Seton Hall Launches New M.S. in Applied Physics and Engineering  

Physics Lecture in front of whiteboard Seton Hall University is excited to announce the launch of its new Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Physics and Engineering, with inquiries and applications for Fall 2023 now being accepted.

Offered in the traditional, on-campus format, the program is designed to prepare students with the education and professional skills for the 21st century science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The program consists of 30 credits and takes two years to complete.

"The demand for professionals with applied physics and engineering backgrounds continues to grow across industries from technology, aerospace, energy, healthcare and many others," said Mehmet Alper Sahiner, professor and chair in the Department of Physics.

"The program blends advanced applied physics coursework with engineering fields such as nanoscience, quantum engineering, renewal energy research, condensed matter physics, material science, biophysics and bioengineering and more – helping young researchers and scientists meet the demands of the modern industry," added Sahiner.

Students begin the program by taking foundational coursework in physics (20 credits), covering topics such as Quantum Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Statistical Physics, and Advanced Mechanics. Following, students select a research concentration area, in which they complete 8 credits of research and 10 credits of elective courses.

The three research concentration options are Applied Physics; Engineering Physics; or Materials Science and Engineering. Upon selection, students can further explore areas including Biophysics and Physics of Living Systems; Plasma Engineering; Nanoscience / Quantum Computing and Information Sciences; Bioengineering; and many more.

The new program embodies cross-disciplinary collaboration at the University as well, with teaching faculty comprised not only from the Department of Physics, but also from the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as Mathematics and Computer Science.

Students will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty on research projects in the University’s state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center, gaining valuable hands-on experience and the chance to contribute cutting-edge developments in their field of choice.

Featuring innovative technology and varied opportunities for experiential learning and collaborative research – all with a liberal arts foundation that fosters critical and creative thinking – the College of Arts and Sciences is Seton Hall's largest and oldest college, with an eclectic array of programs for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Students who graduate from the College are poised for both personal fulfillment and success in the workplace, using their professional and critical thinking skills to make a difference in their communities.

For more information about the M.S. in Applied Physics and Engineering program, please visit the university's website or contact the Department Chair, Mehmet Alper Sahiner, at [email protected].

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