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USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Applied Physics (MS)

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The MS degree in Applied Physics is directed toward students with interests in engineering physical systems for which acquisition and interpretation of information requires an understanding of underlying physical models, measurement techniques and disruptive factors such as noise, turbulence, and unwanted signals. Examples include RF electromagnetic or acoustic detection of objects or resources, photonic sources and detection and applications that involve the mechanics of solid and fluid media.

Topical Areas

Take at least two core courses (8 units) from the topical areas below, and take three elective courses (12 units) that follow the core courses chosen. Other courses may be substituted for listed electives subject to the approval of the program adviser. 

A thesis (AME 594a , AME 594b  or EE 594a , EE 594b ) can substitute for 4 elective units.

Students may also take up to two units of directed research (AME 590  or EE 590 ) to fulfill the 28-unit degree requirement.

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