The Physics Graduate Program offers a comprehensive education in physics and opportunities to engage in experimental and theoretical research with internationally recognized groups using state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation.

We also offer a collegial, supportive atmosphere, with close interactions among students, faculty and staff that are unique to a "Tier-1" research university. All graduate students entering our program have the opportunity to be exposed to different research areas prior to identifying a PhD Advisor.

Our department specializes in four principal research areas that are currently among the most active in the basic and applied sciences. Covering both experimental and theoretical efforts in: Biophysics and Living Systems, Condensed Matter Physics and Optics, Soft Matter Physics, Statistical and Computational Physics.

Emory's beautiful, green campus is located in quiet residential neighborhoods, but the urban conveniences of Atlanta and its downtown, such as top-tier restaurants, shopping, nightlife, professional sports, and other entertainment, are all within a few miles.

Program Requirements

GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

Our students come from around the world. http://www.physics.emory.edu/home/people/students/index.html.

The Physics graduate-student-run Young Emory Physicists (YEP) Club organizes Department get-togethers (http://www.physics.emory.edu/graduate/club/yep/yep.htm), as well as student events on campus (http://www.emory.edu/home/life/index.html)and around the Atlanta area (http://www.atlanta.net/50fun/index.asp). The whole department celebrates semester's end regularly with a picnic.

Our department is located right next to Emory Village, which provides a number of food and entertainment options (http://www.physics.emory.edu/graduate/club/yep/yep_fun_and_food.htm).

In addition to the research opportunities in Physics, and Emory's outstanding academic reputation, students are attracted by the multitude of cultural and recreational activities offered by Atlanta, a progressive, cosmopolitan city that is described aptly as the "Jewel of the South". The area around Emory is easily accessible with free Emory shuttles (http://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/) and excellent public transportation (http://www.itsmarta.com), and it features affordable housing (https://housing.emory.edu/off-campus/home.cfm) near Atlanta's prestigious Druid Hills neighborhood (http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/dru.htm).