Christopher Newport University offers graduate programs in three disciplines: Applied Physics and Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Teaching.

Each program provides the small classes and dedicated faculty that are the hallmark of a CNU education. Each provides plenty of opportunities to conduct research and gain practical experience. Each offers evening and part-time options to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

Each program also offers a special option for CNU undergraduates. Through the Five-Year Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, you can earn your master’s degree in one of our graduate disciplines with just one additional year beyond the senior year.

Applied Physics and Computer Science

With an MS in applied physics and computer science, your career will take a significant step forward. An MS degree means higher-level employment with better job security and higher pay, and provides excellent preparation for PhD studies. You can choose from three areas of concentration—computer science, computer systems engineering and instrumentation, and applied physics—to prepare for advanced careers in software development, hardware design and data acquisition, and physics research.

We’re located in the heart of high-tech Hampton Roads, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience. You might participate in funded research at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility or NASA Langley Research Center; solve industry problems at the Applied Research Center, a new state-of-the-art research consortium for four area universities; or create papers and presentations for national conferences and publications. More …

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Environmental Science

Environmental monitoring and conservation is a dynamic, growing field with a plethora of career opportunities. With a master of science degree in environmental science from CNU, you’ll be ready to launch, or advance, a remarkable career.

Designed for students planning to pursue a PhD, teachers wanting a MS in a biological science, or students interested in careers with environmental agencies, the program provides a solid background in ecological and environmental conservation theory. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on fieldwork, arming you with a first-hand knowledge of the environment and environmental assessment methods. More …

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A master of arts degree in teaching will prepare you to take on new challenges in the classroom—and it translates to higher salaries, too. At CNU, you’ll work closely with dedicated professors from 13 academic departments as well as with practicing schoolteachers. What’s more, CNU’s partnership with the award-winning Newport News Public Schools means that you’ll engage in field experiences with practicing teachers even before student teaching. More …

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