The Department of Physics offers courses and research experience leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Advanced-degree candidates may pursue thesis research in experimental, computational, or theoretical AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) physics, nuclear and particle physics, or solid state physics. Special programs are available for students who are preparing for careers in undergraduate teaching. Thesis and nonthesis programs are offered leading to the MS and MA degrees. A written comprehensive examination must be passed prior to the nonthesis master’s final oral or the PhD preliminary oral examination. There are no foreign language requirements.

The department maintains a vigorous colloquium program in which well-known physicists present lectures on current research. Students are invited to participate in topical seminars offered regularly in each of the major research areas for the discussion of research results and for studies of specialized subjects at an advanced level.

Graduate students in Physics have the opportunity to study and conduct research in close collaboration with faculty in the informal environment of a relatively small department. A young energetic faculty trained in some of the world’s top physics programs lead investigations in a range of research areas. Our faculty have been awarded 3 NSF CAREER Awards in the last 8 years!

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests

none

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • TOEFL Paper: 600
  • IELTS: 0

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 01
Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 01

Available Concentrations ?

  • atomic physics
  • computational physics
  • nuclear physics
  • optical physics
  • particle physics
  • physics education
  • relativity
  • solid state physics

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)