Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Engineering Physics - Professional Science Master’s in Nanoscience for Advanced Materials Concentration, MS


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Program Code: MS_113D
CIP Code: 40.0801

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Engineering Physics


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in physics, astronomy or any science or related area such as mathematics, computer science or engineering from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores, unless waived.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam requirement may be waived for applicants with 3.0 or higher average in five core undergraduate physics and math courses (Introductory Physics I & II and Calculus I, II, & III).

Location: On Campus

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Accelerated Master’s Program


This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering Physics


Related Coursework (6-7 Hours)


Choose 2 of the following 3 with approval of graduate program director:

Professional Core (12 Hours)


12 hours of Professional Core Courses approved by graduate program director:

Graduate Courses (9 Hours)


Other Requirements for the MS in Engineering Physics


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required for thesis option; admission to candidacy is awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
  • Comprehensive:
    • An oral defense of the thesis is required for the thesis option of Systems and Laboratory Automation.
    • For non-thesis option and other concentrations: A written and oral comprehensive examination is required.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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