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Physics and Applied Physics

Physics and Applied Physics

Program Description

The Physics Department at Mines offers a full program of instruction and research leading to the MS in Applied Physics or PhD in Physics and is part of interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science and in Nuclear Engineering. The research in these graduate programs is supported by external grants and contracts totaling $6M/year. Research in the department is organized under three primary themes: subatomic physics, condensed matter physics and applied optics. With 23 faculty, 66 graduate students and 225 undergraduate physics majors, the Physics Department at Mines is a vibrant intellectual community providing high-quality education in state-of-the-art facilities.

Graduate students are given a solid background in the fundamentals of classical and modern physics at an advanced level and are encouraged early in their studies to learn about the research interests of the faculty so that a thesis topic can be identified.

Additional program information is available at the Physics website.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Physics

Master of Science

  • Applied Physics

 

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test) is required. In lieu of a TOEFL score, an IELTS score of 6.5 will be accepted.
  • ENGY501. ENERGY RESOURCES AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY502. ENERGY FOR TRANSPORTATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY503. ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND EFFICIENCY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY691. NREL ROTATION: ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY692. NREL ROTATION: ENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN501. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN503. RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN504. RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY SILICON PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN550. NANOSCALE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN570. FOURIER AND PHYSICAL OPTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN585. NONLINEAR OPTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN590. NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN623. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN624. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN641. ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • PHGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT. 1-15 Semester Hr.

Mines Catalog

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Priority: January 5, 2019

International: March 1, 2019

Domestic: July 1, 2019

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions

grad-app@mines.edu

303-273-3247

Graduate Programs Inquiry

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