Graduate Program

The graduate curriculum in the School of Physics provides the background and training needed to conduct and complete high quality, world-recognized research. Moreover, owing to the experiences we offer for supervised teaching of undergraduate laboratory courses, graduate students from diverse backgrounds develop into creative physicists who can function effectively in educational, industrial or government laboratory settings. Successful completion of the Ph.D. program in Physics requires (a) completion of course work, (b) participation in seminars and Special Problems, (c) acceptance into Ph.D. candidacy, and (d) thesis research. There is no qualifying or comprehensive exam.

The School of Physics also participates in the Interdiscplinary Ph.D. program in Quantative Biosciences that enables the discovery of scientific principles underlying the dynamics, structure, and function of living systems. Interested applicants with an undergraduate physics background should apply for the QBioS PhD program but with Physics as the Home School.

Prospective Students

Follow the resources below for more information about the graduate program in the School of Physics and the application process. Feel free to browse through the research areas and faculty websites to learn more about the type and caliber of research conducted here.

Current Students

The following resources are available to current graduate students.