Applied Physics PhD - Curriculum 537

Program Officer

CDR Pamela Tellado

Spanagel Hall, Room 304

(831) 656-2045, DSN 756-2045

Academic Associate

Christopher Smithtro, Ph.D.

Code PH/Sc, Spanagel Hall, Room 206A

(831) 656-3939, DSN 756-3939

Brief Overview

The Department of Physics offers the Ph.D. in several areas of specialization which include acoustics, electro-optics, lasers, weapons, and theoretical physics.

Requirements for the degree may be grouped into three categories: courses, dissertation research, and examinations.

The required examinations are outlined under the general school requirements for the Ph.D. In particular, the department requires a preliminary examination to show evidence of acceptability as a doctoral student.

The Ph.D. in Applied Physics requires 40 credit hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses, but a portion of these hours may be taken in other departments in technical subjects related to physics.  Final course selections will be approved by the department's Ph.D. Committee.

A more detailed description of departmental requirements for the Ph.D. is contained in the booklet "Doctoral Study in Applied Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School," available from the Academic Associate.

An applicant to the Ph.D. program who is not already a student at NPS should submit transcripts of previous academic and professional work, plus results of a current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, to the Director of Admissions, Code 01C3, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93943-5100.