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Physics Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Science




On campus


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Gain sought-after technical skills that can transform how we live and work with a physics master’s degree from Stevens—home of the nation’s first physics teaching lab.

Here at Stevens, you’ll establish general expertise in physics while honing critical thinking skills for multidisciplinary applications. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside faculty conducting formative research in cutting-edge areas in fundamental physics as well as in applied physics like quantum systems. Your physics master’s degree will clear the path for a career in academia or a wide range of industries, such as defense, aerospace, government, education, health care, energy and IT. Recent Stevens physics master’s graduates have gone on to work for Palantir Technologies, Thorlabs and OFS Labs.

Physics Research at Stevens

The Department of Physics conducts formative research in cutting-edge areas such as quantum systems, nanophotonics and optics. Faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students investigate together to significantly impact society by improving communications, computers, and the environment. Learn more about research in the Department of Physics.

The Stevens Advantage

The Stevens physics department boasts a number of nationally recognized laboratories and centers, such as the Center for Distributed Quantum Computing, the Light and Life Laboratory and the NanoPhotonics Laboratory. You’ll also have a chance to work with the Stevens Quantum Campus Network—the country’s first campus hybrid quantum-communications network. If a career in industry is your goal, Stevens’ proximity to New York City gives you quick access to a large tech startup community and other organizations looking for your kind of skill set.

More Advantages to our Program

  • Flexible curriculum

  • Part-time or full-time enrollment

  • Hands-on research experience

  • Thesis and non-thesis options

  • Evening courses available

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

The physics master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:

  • Consultant

  • Project Manager

  • Quantum Control Engineer

  • Quantum Hardware Engineer

  • Quantum Physicist

  • Quantum R&D Engineer

  • Quantum Research Scientist

  • Quantum Software Engineer

Our graduates have been hired at: OFS Labs, Thorlabs, Palantir Technologies

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