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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.

Applications for the Physics program are open for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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: Savvas Koushiappas