PH 405 Semiconductor Materials and Devices
PH 406 Semiconductor Materials and Devices II 
PH 407 Solid State Physics 
PH 408 Microsensors 
PH 410 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications 
PH 411 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging 
PH 425 Advanced Physics Laboratory II
PH 437/ECE 480 Introduction to Image Processing 
PH 440 X-rays and Crystalline Materials 
PH 460 Directed Study 
PH 470 Special Topics in Physics 
PH 490 Directed Research 

Physics Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
PH 505 Semiconductor Materials and Devices
PH 506 Semiconductor Materials and Devices II 
PH 508 Microsensors 
PH 510 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications 
PH 511, ME 519, ECE 519, CHE 519, BE 519, CHEM 411 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging 
PH 512 Methods of Mathematical Physics 
PH 514 Quantum Mechanics 
PH 530 Advanced Acoustics 
PH 537/ECE 582 Advanced Image Processing 
PH 538 Introduction to Neural Networks 
PH540/BE540 Biothermodynamics 

Optical Engineering
OE 435 Biomedical Optics 
OE 450 Laser Systems and Applications 
OE 470 Special Topics in Optical Engineering 
OE 480 Lens Design and Aberrations 
OE 485 Electro-Optics and Applications 
OE 490 Directed Research 
OE 493 Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications  
OE 495 Optical Metrology 

Optical Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
OE 520 Principles of Optics 
OE 535/BE 535 Biomedical Optics 
OE 570 Special Topics in Optics 
OE 580 Lens Design and Aberrations 
OE 585 Electro Optics and Applications 
OE 592 Fourier Optics and Applications 
OE 593 Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications
OE 594 Guided-Wave Optics 
OE 595 Optical Metrology 
OE 599 Thesis Research


Admissions, Programs, and Courses

Our graduate program offers a variety of courses and programs taught by passionate and experienced professors to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Learn more about our admissions process, and the programs and courses we are proud to offer.


There are a variety of options for both traditional and non-traditional students at Rose-Hulman. Learn more about how to apply for graduate school.


Rose-Hulman offers graduate studies in eight different programs. Some programs offer evening classes off campus to make it possible for professionals to continue to work fulltime while earning their graduate degree.


A number of courses have been approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for credit toward graduate degrees. 

Research Facilities

There are seven research facilities on our campus all operating with the dual mission of providing education, as well as performing research and development. Projects at the facilities reflect faculty and student interests, as well as industry needs. As part of the graduate program at Rose-Hulman, you will likely participate in thesis research in one of our facilities.  
Exterior view of Myers Hall

John T. Myers Center for Technological Research with Industry

This 40,000-square-foot facility is devoted to student and faculty project work. The center provides space and specialized instrumentation for students and faculty to engage in engineering design projects for external clients. There is ample laboratory space for project-based education.

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Rose-Hulman Ventures

Rose-Hulman Ventures is a program that brings together students and technology-based companies. For students, the program provides the best engineering professional practice experience possible. In turn, this provides businesses with prototypes, refinements to the design of existing products and expansion in current engineering capabilities. The facility is on the south campus of Rose-Hulman.

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JRSI Laboratory

In this lab, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with surgeons, faculty and engineers to design, execute and present scientific investigations in an effort to develop engineering solutions to clinical problems. Mechanical testing in the lab is conducted utilizing a state-of-the-art biaxial materials testing machine.

Dr. Craig Downing lecturing to a class.

Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing, is the Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning, and Head of the Department of Engineering Management and Professor, has extensive experience teaching manufacturing, management, and mathematics at the post-secondary level. He has 10 years of industrial experience, four years as a process engineer, and six years as a private consultant for organizations such as Lockheed Martin/NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Crain Enterprises.
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Contact Us

Graduate Studies
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: 812-877-8403
Fax: 812-877-8061
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