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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Graduate Programs

Applied Physics (M.S.)

The applied physics master's degree, a Professional Science Masters program, is designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in a wide range of science and technology careers. A broad, graduate level education in applied physics is delivered along with specialized skills related to project management, team work, advanced communication, presentation and interdisciplinary problem solving.

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani
Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Smith Hall 459
410-704-3134 (voice)

4/1 Physics Computer Science (M.S.)

The 4/1 Physics/Computer Science program is designed to provide a student with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics after four years of study, and an additional Master of Science degree in computer science after one additional year. Students should follow the computational physics concentration, but are expected to take two graduate level COSC courses in each semester of their senior year. Additionally, students are expected to complete the COSC 889 Graduate Project/Internship in the summer of their graduating year.


Graduate Program Director:
Ramesh Karne
Computer & Information Sciences
410-704-3955 (voice)


Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This exciting 6-course Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) program prepares educational professionals in PreK-6 school settings to become instructional leaders in integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These educational professionals include practicing early childhood and elementary teachers, as well as those with teaching backgrounds who serve students in PreK-6 students in other capacities (e.g., curriculum specialists). Program graduates will develop an understanding of: STEM subject content and practices, iSTEM instructional approaches, and skills and habits of mind essential to effective engagement in iSTEM. The Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) PBC Program has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for those seeking the “Instructional Leader: STEM (Grades PreK–6)” endorsement.

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Pamela Lottero-Perdue
Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
410-704-4598 (voice)


Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511






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