Physics & Applied Physics

Graduate Certificates in Physics

The Department of Physics offers two Graduate Certificates:

Medical Physics

Department of Physics

Contact:
Dr. Clayton French 
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:

  • 98.596 Medical Physics
  • 98.676 Graduate Medical Physics Internship
  • 98.533 External Radiation Dosimetry and Shielding
  • 98.534 Internal Radiation Dosimetry and Bioassay Assessment

Photonics & Opto-Electronic Devices

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

Contact:
Dr. James Egan 
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:

  • 95.577 Solid State Electronic & Opto-electronic Devices and 95.539 Electro-optics
  • OR 16.595 Solid State Electronics and 16.568 Electro-optics

Elective Courses (choose 2):

  • 16.508 Quantum Electronics
  • 16.518 EMAG of Materials for Optical Engineers.
  • 16.607 Waves in Complex Media
  • 16.610 Optical Information Processing
  • 95.547 Laser Physics & Applications
  • 95.551 Fiber Optics (4 credits)
  • 95.631 Nonlinear Optics
  • 95.578 Integrated Optics: Wave Guides & Lasers

Radiological Health Physics and General Work Environment Protection

Contact:Dr. Clayton French
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:

  • 98.501 Radiation Safety and Control I (4 credits)
  • 98.502 Radiation Safety and Control II (4 credits)
  • 19.525 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene/Ergonomics (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose one 3-credit course from the following):

  • 19.517 Physical Hazards Evaluation and Control
  • 19.518 Engineering Controls and Protective Equipment
  • 19.540 Occupational Safety and Health Engineering
  • 19.625 Field Evaluations in Work Environments