The graduate program is divisible into 11 areas, each representing an important aspect of nuclear technology: applied nuclear physics; bionuclear and radiological physics; nuclear materials and chemistry; energy and the environment; fission reactor analysis; fusion science and technology; nuclear thermal hydraulics; laser, particle beam, and plasma technologies; fuel cycles and radioactive waste; risk, safety, and systems analysis; and ethics and the impact of technology on society.
Coursework and research opportunities are available in each area. A program of study is selected for each individual student. The program is chosen so that qualified students make maximum progress in preparation for the doctoral examinations while gaining valuable experience in engineering research for both the master’s (M.S. or M.Eng.) and doctoral (Ph.D. or D.Eng.) programs. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Nuclear Engineering Graduate Office, 4149 Etcheverry Hall.