About

As a student in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University, you’ll join forces with one of the most innovative and research-driven universities in the country to transcend the traditional boundaries of physics.

Here at the Department of Physics, our highest priority is our students. We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of excellence and support and are committed to providing the highest-quality programs and research opportunities for our students. Physics is a complex field of study that requires dedication, curiosity, and creativity, and our distinguished faculty are here to give our students every chance of success.

We also know that continual research is the key to greater understanding, and we are constantly asking new questions and pursuing new solutions. Our visionary and innovative research areas push boundaries and cross disciplines to confront today’s most challenging questions. Students join faculty in contributing to a greater understanding of our world, and beyond.

Program Requirements

Master's:
The department does not offer a traditional masters degree in physics.

Doctorate:
84 credit hours with a 3.0 average; qualifying exam; supervisory committee; written and oral comprehensive exams; thesis prospectus; oral dissertation required.

Other degrees:
Professional Sciences Master's in Nanoscience degree;
Master's in Natural Science degree.
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required