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Creating an inspiring future - together.

We're dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. Our faculty experts prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers in physics, astronomy and a range of related fields.

Our faculty and student researchers collaborate in labs across the university and beyond, contributing to projects and discoveries in many physics subfields.

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Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Physics or closely related field is required.
Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The Department prides itself on close faculty-student interaction with a student to faculty ratio of 1.3:1. Research groups hold weekly meetings in addition to frequent one-on-one meetings. A weekly social meeting encourages student-student and student-faculty interaction outside of the student's area of research. In addition, we hold an annual holiday part and a year-end party. A Department-sponsored graduate student research competition gives students the opportunity to win cash prizes. The Department is inviting to under-represented groups with 31% of past Ph.D. recipients being female and 23% being Hispanic.