Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

PO Box 750175, Dallas, Texas 75275-0175, United States of America
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

PO Box 750175, Dallas, Texas 75275-0175, United States of America

About

Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter. Physicists try to ask and answer, in a verifiable and reproducible way, the deepest questions about the origin, nature, and fate of the universe.

The Department of Physics at SMU offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics degree via our physics major program. We also offer a physics minor. In addition to undergraduate degrees, our globally recognized Ph.D. program offers a focus on particle physics and astrophysics, including collider physics, cosmology, neutrino physics, and particle astrophysics. Undergraduate and graduate students are heavily involved in conducting research at forefront experiments in the field. Our alumni have an outstanding record of success in finding jobs after earning their degrees. We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about our people, our research, and our opportunities for students.

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Program Requirements

Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The department is small, and as such has a more friendly and relaxed feel compared to larger departments. During the semesters, there is a Wednesday coffee break; the department meets each Friday for lunch, typically in a nearby dining hall. When the department hosts special visitors, such as luminaries in the field or award recipients, special luncheons are organized just for students to meet and talk with the guest. Students are encouraged to join our regular seminar speakers for lunch or dinner. Faculty will often host parties or bring baked goods into the department. Interactions between faculty, students, and other members of the department are extremely commonplace outside of the classroom or laboratory environment.