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Professional Science Master’s Degree in Nano-Science for Industrial Materials

Professional Science Masters Logo The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is an innovative two-year graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills. PSM programs prepare students for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Programs are characterized by “science-plus,” combining rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. PSM programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and most require a final project or team experience, as well as a “real-world” internship in a business or public sector enterprise.

Physics is the underpinning of all science, and more and more it is becoming an important practical component of engineering and medical science, biology, and chemistry.

If you believe you have some mathematical aptitude and may be interested in working with atoms, molecules, plasmas, lasers, semiconductors, nanoparticles, nuclei, astrophysics, or any other type of science, we want to help you get there. Come explore the secrets of Einstein, Newton, Bohr, and countless others . . . and have fun doing it.

The faculty and staff of the Physics Department are committed to providing the finest undergraduate and graduate learning environment available. Quality, coupled with the low cost of education at IUP, brings an exciting career in science within reach for everyone.

At IUP, Physics students are not numbers, as they often find themselves in larger universities, but individuals with unique potentials. We are here to help you reach those potentials.

Come study physics with us at the Department of Physics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

What can one do with physics?

There is much more one can do with a Physics degree than just work in a physics lab. While most of our students do go on to physics graduate school or to teach, there are other options. One could work for a publisher, go to law school to pursue patent law, enter the medical field—any area where there is problem solving.

What skills do physicists use most frequently?

Virtually all physics bachelors report that they are frequently engaged in problem solving, typically complex technical problems. Interpersonal skills are cited one of the most important skills as well, as most physics bachelors are involved with one or more of the following: working in a team, supervising a team, working with customers and clients, or interacting with students.

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What are the job prospects for physics?

All of our majors find degree-related employment after graduation. Some even find a position before they graduate. Salaries in the technical fields are among the highest in the nation.

Top 10 College Majors That Lead to High Salaries

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WPA-AAPT
Home for the Western Pennsylvania Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

Nanomanufacturing Technology
Nanomanufacturing Technology has applications in many areas of technology
Electro-Optics
Electro-optics is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today.
Pre-Engineering - Dual Degree Programs
Earn a Physics Degree from IUP, as well as an engineering degree
Seminars
Information about seminars of the Physics Department
Facilities
Research facilities of the Physics Department, including equipment, computer facilities, and machine shop contents
Research
Research is on the move at IUP in the Physics Department.
About IUP
IUP is a research-based, student-centered university with more than fifteen thousand undergraduate and graduate students.
Welcome Alumni
Here you will find information about alumni gatherings, events in the department and an opportunity to pass news on to fellow graduates.
 
  • Physics Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 56
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2370
  • Fax: 724-357-3804
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.