Ph.D. in Physics
The Ph.D. program requires 60 credits, including dissertation research. Candidates for the degree must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination and a doctoral research admission examination (taken after completing a master's thesis, or completing two semesters of an advanced research project for students who already have obtained a non-thesis master's, or presentation of master's thesis research carried out at another institution).
Areas of research include experimental nuclear physics, experimental and theoretical solid-state physics and materials science, optics, laser physics, submillimeter (terahertz) wave applications, nano-science and technology, astronomy, space physics, energy applications including nuclear and solar, applied mechanics, radiological health physics, and medical physics.
For admission into the Ph.D. program the General GRE Test is required and the Physics Subject GRE Test is recommended but not required.
To learn more about our research programs check out our Merging Science with Technology: Research Programs Brochure (pdf) and our one page Ph.D. in Physics flyer (pdf).