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in Physics
The graduate program in physics provides an excellent mix of both pure and applied research on a wide variety of significant problems ranging from developing new optical materials to unraveling the mysteries of neutrinos. The department is large enough to do first-class research, yet small enough to pay close attention to each individual.



Physics, Ph.D.

The requirements for the Ph.D. in Physics degree include the completion of 72 semester credit hours beyond the B.S. and the submission of an acceptable dissertation based on original and independent research. Usually, completing the Ph.D. program takes from four to six years beyond the B.S. degree. The detailed program for each Ph.D. candidate is determined in consultation with his or her advisory committee and is formalized on a plan of study.

Physics, Ph.D. Physics, M.S.

Photonics, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Photonics, drawing on the resources of the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical Engineering, offers advanced graduate training in a multidisciplinary doctoral program which prepares the graduates to assume leadership roles in research and development in the Photonics industry. This program is unique in not only including courses from the various disciplines but also providing an innovative set of newly designed photonics lab courses to introduce the student to a wide variety of techniques in nanoscience and photonics.

Photonics, Ph.D. Photonics. M.S.

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