Physics & Applied Physics

Graduate Certificates in Physics

The Department of Physics offers two Graduate Certificates

Medical Physics

Department of Physics

Contact: Clayton French, Ph.D., 978-934-3286, clayton_french@uml.edu

This 12-credit certificate is open to matriculated students who have completed the required core courses for the M.S. in Radiological Sciences. Students who have a graduate degree in Radiological Health Physics or Physics may apply to the certificate program if they meet the core requirements.

Required Courses:

  • RADI.5960 Medical Physics
  • RADI.6760L Graduate Medical Physics Internship
  • RADI.5330 External Radiation Dosimetry and Shielding
  • RADI.5340 Internal Radiation Dosimetry and Bioassay Assessment

Photonics & Opto-Electronic Devices

Physics Department and Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering Department (Interdisciplinary)

Contact: Partha Chowdary, Ph.D., 978-934-3730 partha_chowdary@uml.edu

This certificate is offered jointly by the Electrical & Computer Engineering & Physics Departments and reflects the strong interests in the physics and technologies of electro-optics. Extensive research facilities include: new materials growth (molecular beam epitaxy) and device fabrication and testing laboratories.

Required Courses:

  • PHYS.5770 Solid State Electronic & Opto-electronic Devices and 
  • PHYS.5390 Electro-optics
  • OR 
  • EECE.5950 Solid State Electronics and 
  • EECE.5680 Electro-optics

Elective Courses (choose 2):

  • EECE.5070 Electomagnetic Waves adn Materials
  • EECE.5080 Quantum Electronics
  • EECE.5900 Fiber Optic Communications
  • EECE.6070 Electromagnetix of Complex Media
  • EECE.6690 Opto Electronic Devices
  • PHYS.5470 Laser Physics & Applications
  • PHYS.6310 Nonlinear Optics
  • PHYS.5780 Integrated Optics: Wave Guides & Lasers

Radiological Health Physics and General Work Environment Protection

Contact: Mark Tries, Ph.D., 978-934-3353

This certificate is open to matriculated students who have completed the required core courses for the MS in Radiological Sciences.  Students who already hold a graduate degree in Radiological Health Physics or Physics may also apply to this certificate program if they meet the core requirements.

The program is a collaborative endeavor between the University’s Physics and Radiological Sciences Program and the Work Environment Program. No other college or university in New England offers this type of program.

This certificate requires 14 credits of course work earned by taking four courses.

Required Courses:

  • RADI.5010L Radiation Safety and Control I (4 credits)
  • RADI.5020L Radiation Safety and Control II (4 credits)
  • PUBH.5250 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene/Ergonomics (3 credits)

Elective Courses (Choose one approved elective course):

  • PUBH.5400 Occupational Safety and Health Engineering