Temple University Physics

Department of Physics (035-08), 1925 N. 12th Street , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 - 18, United States of America

About

Exploring nature at the frontier of science, in one of the most comprehensive and diverse learning environments in the USA.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, PA. Temple University’s 17 schools and colleges, nine campuses, hundreds of degree programs and more than 37,000 students combine to create one of the most comprehensive and diverse learning environments in the USA. The Physics Department was recently relocated to a new $150-million facility, the Science Education and Research Center (SERC) building. The primary experimental, theoretical, and computational research areas in the department involve condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, and atomic, molecular and optical physics.

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Program Requirements

The Department of Physics offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Both programs are intended to provide a broad understanding of foundational areas of Physics. The doctoral program provides intensive training and experience in an important area of current research. A primary requirement for the Ph.D. degree is an original and significant research contribution, which is presented in the Ph.D. dissertation.

Ph.D Program requirements:

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 38
Time Limit for Degree Completion: 7 years
Recommended Time for Degree Completion: 6 years


M.S. Program requirements:

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Recommended
TOEFL Requirements: Not Required

Description of your department culture

Our department is large enough to support experimental, theoretical, and computational graduate research in several areas, but small enough so that students and faculty form a close knit group. We are fortunate to be located in Philadelphia, a large and vibrant city with a fascinating history.