Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics degree offers students the opportunity to perform forefront research in fundamental physics. Areas of research include, but are not restricted to, theoretical and experimental investigations in:

  • atomic and molecular physics,
  • computational physics,
  • high-energy physics,
  • low-temperature/condensed matter physics,
  • materials science,
  • nuclear physics, and
  • quantum optics.

The research is supported by state-of-the-art experimental equipment, access to high-performance computing, a variable-energy cyclotron, and many shared campus facilities. As part of the training of the graduate student pursuing an MS or PhD, the Department of Physics and Astronomy recommends that all students serve as teaching assistants for at least two semesters.

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program