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The Physics Ph.D. program provides students with opportunities to perform independent research in some of the most current vital areas of physics.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • GRE General: Not required or accepted
  • GRE Subject: Not required or accepted

Application Deadline: January 7

Ph.D. Completion Requirements

All core courses, four advanced courses, qualifying examination, preliminary examination, faculty-supervised research, dissertation, and oral defense.

Department of Physics
Brown University
Box 1843
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Department Chair: Gang Xiao

Director of Graduate Studies: Antal Jevicki