Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS


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Program Code: MS_113B
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; successful completion of core undergraduate physics and math courses (Calculus-based Introductory Physics I & II and Calculus I, II, & III ).

For students entering the program with undergraduate degrees other than physics, additional prerequisite courses may be required if so indicated in the student’s prior academic work.

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 a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Location: Boone Campus

Accelerated Master’s Program


This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students with a 3.2 or higher currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering Physics


Thesis Option


Choose One:

With Thesis (12 Hours)


  • (6)
  • 6 hours of graduate electives, including at least 3 hours of graduate PHY coursework chosen with approval of the program director

Without Thesis (15 Hours)


  • 15 hours of graduate electives with approval of graduate program director

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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