The Master of Science in Engineering Physics program gives students expertise in a wide variety of topics in space science and engineering, including scientific instrumentation, applied optics, remote sensing, and spacecraft subsystems. 

Master of Science in
Engineering Physics

Master of Science in Engineering Physics

The Master of Science in Engineering Physics program gives students expertise in a wide variety of topics in space science and engineering, including scientific instrumentation, applied optics, remote sensing, and spacecraft subsystems.

This highly research-oriented program covers experimental programs ranging from satellite systems and sounding rockets to ground-based remote-sensing experiments — along with theoretical studies in related areas. Students graduate with the understanding of scientific and engineering approaches and the research skills needed to conceive and design complex spacecraft systems.

The Master of Engineering Physics degree is housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Typical First Year

The first year includes core courses that emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences, such as Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, and Advanced Space Physics.

Degree Details

This program requires 15 credits of required coursework, plus an additional 15 credits of electives and/or thesis research. An undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field such as Mathematics or Chemistry is required for admission.

View Degree Requirements
Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog

Degree Requirements

The curriculum consists of 15 credits of required coursework, with an additional 15 credits of electives and/or thesis research.

The core courses emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences and require an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field (such as Mathematics or Chemistry) for preparation.

Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Option Core Courses Electives Thesis Total
Thesis156930
Non-Thesis1515030

Core Courses
EP 501Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists3
EP 505Spacecraft Dynamics and Control3
EP 509Advanced Space Physics3
EP 600Experimental Methods in Space Science3
EP 605Spacecraft Power and Thermal Design3
Electives (others available on a rotating basis)
AE 508Heat Transfer3
AE 514Introduction to the Finite Element Method3
AE 520Perturbation Methods in Engineering3
AE 524Rocket Engine Propulsion Systems3
BA 511Operations Research3
EP 696Graduate Internship in Engineering Physics3
EP 699Special Topics in Engineering Physics3
MA 502Boundary Value Problems3
MA 504Theory of the Potential3
MA 506Probability for Engineers3
MA 510Fundamentals of Optimization3
SE 500Software Engineering Discipline3
SE 545Specification and Design of Real-Time Systems3
SE 585Metrics and Statistical Methods for Software Engineering3
SE 610Software Systems Architecture and Design3
SE 655Performance Analysis of Real-Time Systems3
Top  

Go to the Online Course catalog

Related Degrees

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program prepares students for careers in the aerospace industry or in research and development through work on a graduate-level thesis.

More about the M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program gives students advanced studies in engineering with a specialization in Electro-Mechanical Systems.

More about the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering