We train master's students in the real world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the laboratory—and at the interview table. And we've been doing it for more than 20 years.
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Reality is messy, but you can prepare for it. With focused courses, labs and paid internships, learn how to apply what you know to real-world problems and fast-track your career.
Solve problems in a fast-paced team environment while honing the communication and collaborative skills managers are looking for.
Collaboration with industry ensures our curriculum is relevant and current, preparing you for a career in today’s technical sectors.
People matter. Our relationships with students, alumni and company partners allow us to evolve, grow and have an impact on people’s lives - and their careers. When you build community, everything else follows.
Hear from students, alumni, staff and corporate partners on why they value the program’s innovative training model and how the program has brought them individual and organizational success.
Kara McDonough, an alumna of the optics track, found applying theoretical concepts directly to projects in the lab helped keep her engaged. Now she’s applying what she learned to her job as a hardware engineer at Ouster, a start-up focused on LiDAR technology for self-driving cars.
Students who have completed 9-month paid internships since 1998
Average annualized internship compensation for 2022 cohort
Graduates who are employed in their field within three months
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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