CURRICULUM

The Engineering Physics degree at Virginia differs from most Engineering Physics or Applied Physics Degrees. Courses are taken from the appropriate departments with about half the courses in physics and half in an area of engineering and applied science.

Master's of Science Degree rotunda

The Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Physics requires a total of eight graduate courses including a minimum of two graduate courses in physics, two graduate courses in engineering, and one graduate course in mathematics. In addition, sixcredits of MS research and a Master’s Thesis is required. The Master’s of Engineering (ME) Degree requires 10 graduate courses including a minimum of two graduate courses in physics, two graduate courses in engineering, one graduate course in mathematics, and one course in engineering design.

Ph.D. Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering Physics requires a minimum of ten graduate courses including a minimum of four graduate courses in physics, four graduate courses in engineering, and two graduate courses in mathematics. In addition, the Ph.D. student must successfully pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination and publicly defend the Ph.D. thesis.