Whether you're studying subatomic particles or investigating the mysteries of distant galaxies, you’ll find supportive mentors here as you prepare for a career in research and academia.
Enjoy state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics, and join our internationally recognized faculty in world-class research. All incoming doctoral students are offered a graduate assistantship, which provides a tuition waiver and health insurance.
Research at world-renowned facilities such as CERN, Fermilab, Jefferson Lab and NASA.
Explain the principles that shape the universe and life as we know it through experimental and theoretical research.
A Notable Faculty
Learn from our award-winning faculty with significant networks in private industry, agencies and partner institutions.
Funding Your Future
Incoming Ph.D. students receive funding through a graduate assistantship, which provides valuable teaching experience.
What You’ll Study
Students gain high-level expertise in physics, with specializations in high-energy physics, nuclear/intermediate energy physics, condensed matter physics/nanoscience and astrophysics. Conduct a program of original research to complete a doctoral dissertation. Build teaching skills by serving as an instructor.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- College Instructor
- Industrial Research
- Government Agencies