October 13, 2023

A new graduate school agreement allows eligible H-SC juniors the opportunity to participate in CNU’s Master of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science program.

Hampden-Sydney physics, engineering physics, and computer science majors are getting an exciting new opportunity to continue their education through the Master of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science (MS-APCS) graduate agreement with Christopher Newport University (CNU). Juniors in those majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA who have been nominated by their respective departments are eligible and final acceptance into the program is conditional upon successful completion of all academic prerequisites and maintenance of their 3.0 GPA through graduation from Hampden-Sydney.

Located in Newport News, Virginia, CNU’s proximity to national laboratories such as the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), the NASA Langley Research Center, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) presents exceptional opportunities for student research. According to the CNU Graduate Studies website, the MS-APCS program offers “computer science research opportunities and specialization…in artificial intelligence, software engineering, networking and communications, as well as computer systems engineering and instrumentation…[and] specialization and research opportunities in applied physics include nuclear physics, laser and photonics, solid-state physics, modeling and simulation, sensors, and instrumentation systems design.”

Along with a streamlined application process that waives both GRE scores and an application fee, the program offers conditionally accepted juniors the opportunity to perform summer research at CNU, contingent upon funding and faculty availability between his junior and senior years. Students who successfully completed this summer research will also be considered for an assistantship upon final acceptance to the MS-APCS program.

The MS-APCS program prepares students for PhD studies as well as for careers in the industry. Interested students should speak with their advisors for more information.

For more information, visit https://cnu.edu/academics/graduatestudies/.

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