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

Contact: James Egan, Ph.D., 978-934-3774 / 978-934-3300, james_egan@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.595 Solid State Electronics and EECE.568 Electro-optics

Elective Courses (choose 2):

  • EECE.5080 Quantum Electronics
  • EECE.5180 EMAG of Materials for Optical Engineers.
  • EECE.6070 Waves in Complex Media
  • EECE.6100 Optical Information Processing
  • PHYS.5470 Laser Physics & Applications
  • PHYS.5510 Fiber Optics (4 credits)
  • PHYS.6310 Nonlinear Optics
  • PHYS.5780 Integrated Optics: Wave Guides & Lasers

Radiological Health Physics and General Work Environment Protection

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

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 3-credit course from the following):

  • PUBH.5170 Physical Hazards Evaluation and Control
  • PUBH.5180 Engineering Controls and Protective Equipment
  • PUBH.5400 Occupational Safety and Health Engineering
  • PUBH.6250 Field Evaluations in Work Environments