Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Henk F. Arnoldus
Hilbun Hall 125
Mississippi State, MS 39762
An Interdisciplinary Program
An interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with a concentration in Applied Physics is available. A specific program, depending on the research interest of the student, is established by consultation between the student and his/her advisor.
Major areas of study include the following:
Condensed matter physics
Experimental and theoretical nuclear physics
Experimental and theoretical optics
Experimental atomic, molecular, optical, and plasma physics
Experimental nanomaterials and nanoelectronics
Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available. For a complete listing of requirements and other pertinent information, please reference information provided in Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Science, located in this publication.
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Applied Physics Concentration
|PH 8233||Methods of Theoretical Physics I||3|
|PH 8243||Methods of Theoretical Physics II||3|
|PH 8313||Electromagnetic Theory||3|
|PH 8743||Quantum Mechanics I||3|
|PH 8753||Quantum Mechanics II||3|
|Additional coursework in the area of specialization|
|PH 9000||Research in Physics (at least 20 hours)||20|
All Ph.D. candidates are required to take a minimum of 20 credit hours of PH 9000 Research/Dissertation.The committee for an individual student may require additional courses depending on the research area and background of the student. Ph.D. candidates must pass a comprehensive examination on the proposed dissertation topic.The comprehensive examination is comprised of a written document and an oral examination and must be attempted within the first 36 months of enrolling in the Ph.D. program.