Research in the Department of Physics focuses on materials physics and utilizes a wide range of experimental, analytical, and computational techniques. Experimentalists conduct research on surface physics and thin films, dielectrics and ferroelectrics, high-temperature superconductors, polymers and other areas solid-state physics. Theoretical projects include critical phenomena and phase transitions, polymer, semiconductor and solid-state physics.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in Physics or a related field
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • March 15 for Fall enrollment (Late applications may be accepted at the department's discretion)
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Spring enrollment

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

For Applicants Whose Native Language is Not English

Prospective teaching assistants must achieve a minimum score of 23 on the Speaking Section of the internet-based TOEFL (see ), or a minimum score of 7 on the Speaking Section of the IELTS (see ). For students who are already in the country, passing the UADEPT test (see ) is also an option.

Please refer to the graduate school website for complete information about English Language Requirements