physics

We offer programs leading to an MS and Ph.D. degree in Physics. The department has research concentrations in Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, and Biophysics. The department emphasizes close interaction between faculty and students during all phases of their studies. Prospective students can submit an online application for admission to the program.

General Exam

The General Examinations probe the student’s knowledge in core areas of physics and serve as a milestone that signals a student’s readiness for research. The examinations test problem-solving skills, basic physical intuition, and the ability to take advantage of synergies between different areas in integrated problems.

Currently, the core areas are:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Statistical Mechanics

Passing these examinations is required for the student to become a candidate for the Ph.D.

More information on the Qualifying Examinations and the regulations covering it are available from the Director of the Graduate Program.

Graduate Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS, and private alternative loans to students who have been admitted to one of our graduate degrees or approved graduate certificate programs.

Program taught in:
  • English

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