Mathematics and Science Center, Room 190, 146 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309, United States of America

Oakland University

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 190, 146 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309, United States of America

About

All faculty of the Department of Physics are leading scientists in their respective fields, actively engaged in research in one of three areas: medical physics, condensed matter physics and gravitational physics.

Oakland University is a top choice for students who want a broad, research-based doctorate applying physics to problems in medicine and biology. The flexible curriculum allows students to focus their effort on projects they find interesting. The physics faculty are all research active, and contains four of OU’s 14 active Distinguished Professors. Graduate students come from all over the world to work in the dynamic atmosphere of southeast Michigan.

Program Requirements

Master's:
Thirty-six credits of graduate courses including four credits of PHY 6730 (Quantum Mechanics), one credit of PHY 6940 (Seminar), 23 credits of additional 4000–5000–6000-level courses approved by the department, eight credits of research, including a thesis or a critical essay. No foreign language requirements.

Doctorate:
Biomedical Sciences-Medical Physics: Eighty semester hours of graduate credit including at least 20 hours of dissertation research, grade point average of 3.0 or higher, three full-time equivalent semesters (at least eight credits/semester) in residence, qualifying examination, and dissertation.
Applied and Computational Physics: Eighty semester hours of graduate credit including at least 30 hours of dissertation research, grade point average of 3.0 or higher, three full-time equivalent semesters (at least eight credits/semester) in residence, qualifying examination, and dissertation.
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

Faculty and students gather each Thursday for a weekly physics colloquium, bringing speakers from Oakland University and beyond to discuss cutting-edge research. The department also has an active Society of Physics Students, who have their own space in Hannah Hall to hold events and just hang out.