The Physics Ph.D. program provides students with opportunities to perform independent research in some of the most current vital areas of physics. In this process, students first develop a solid and broad base of physics knowledge through our core curriculum, departmental colloquia, and training.
Upper-level courses and departmental seminar series subsequently provide more specialized exposure. Armed with the core knowledge, a graduate student joins a research group working in an area of particular interest. This research is performed in very close collaboration with one or more of our faculty, whose interests span a wide range of physics fields.
Sc.M.: Eight courses are required. Four of the eight are to be chosen from a group of 6 core courses. The remaining four can be chosen from other 2000-level physics courses, including up to two research courses. Courses from outside the department, or 1000-level courses may be substituted with prior permission from the department.
Ph.D.: All core courses, four advanced courses, qualifying examination, preliminary examination, faculty-supervised research, dissertation, and oral defense.
GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Recommended
Application deadline: January 2