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 condensed matter physics, optical physics, biophysics, high energy physics, astrophysics, and physics education research. Special programs are available for students who are preparing for careers in undergraduate teaching. Thesis and nonthesis programs are offered leading to the M.S. and M.A. degrees.

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.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests


English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • TOEFL Paper: 600
  • IELTS: 7.00

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.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 15
Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 15

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Physics Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

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

AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Yun-Shik Lee
Head Graduate Advisor