- Advanced reactor design and development
- Fuel cycle technology and economics
- Plasma physics and fusion
- Coherent control and quantum information processing
- Materials in radiation environments
- Energy innovation management and policy
Master of Science in Nuclear Science and EngineeringStudents in this program develop core knowledge in nuclear science and engineering and a foundation for productive work in the nuclear field and advanced graduate study. Most students specialize in one of three fields: fission nuclear technology, applied plasma physics, or nuclear science and technology. Students with adequate undergraduate preparation generally complete the degree requirements in 18 months to two years.
Nuclear EngineerThis two-year program provides students with deeper knowledge in nuclear science and engineering than is provided in the master’s program and trains students for creative professional careers in engineering application and design. Each student plans an individual program of study and must complete and orally defend a substantial research project of significant value. The program emphasizes professional application and is less research-oriented than the doctoral program.
Doctoral degreeIn this program, students build comprehensive knowledge in nuclear science and engineering, develop competence in advanced engineering research, and gain the broad perspective to assess the role of nuclear science and technology in our society. Candidates must complete an approved program of advanced study and a sophisticated research project in nuclear science or in a nuclear-related field in another department.
- Students may also choose to participate in interdisciplinary degree programs affiliated with the nuclear science and engineering department, including Technology and Policy, and Systems Design and Management.