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Applied Physics

Applied Physics


  • Whiting School of Engineering


  • Photonics
  • Materials & Condensed Matter


  • Certificate
  • Master's


  • Hybrid
  • In-person


  • Part-time

Intrigued by outer space or the ocean? Want to advance your work in solid-state waves or optics? Applied Physics explores all these aspects of our world and more, bridging the gap between pure physics and engineering through the development of technical applications for researching such natural phenomena. You can do it here.
Why Hopkins?

Our Engineering for Professionals part-time degree program offers one of the few available advanced degree programs in Applied Physics. The program prepares professionals for careers in technology development and research, or for advanced graduate study. Guided and mentored by instructors from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, students have the option of developing solutions to physics-related technological problems, or may elect to concentrate in three specialized areas: geophysics and space science; photonics; or materials science, structures and condensed matter.

Busy professionals can take classes on weekday evenings or Saturdays, and are not required to write a thesis. Offered are a Master of Science (M.S.) and an Advanced Certificate for Post-Master’s Study, either with a Photonics or Materials and Condensed Matter option.

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