University of Florida

P.O. Box 118440, Gainesville, Florida 32611, United States of America

About

The Department of Physics is dedicated to advancing the forefronts of knowledge in both pure and applied physics, thus providing an exciting intellectual climate for our graduate students.

The Department of Physics is dedicated to advancing the forefronts of knowledge in both pure and applied physics, thus providing an exciting intellectual climate for our graduate students. The research activities or our over 40 research faculty members include astrophysics (particle astrophysics, gravitation and cosmology), condensed matter and materials physics (experimental, theoretical and computational), low temperature physics, elementary particle physics (experimental and theoretical) and biological physics. With such diversity in research offerings all of our 120+ graduate students will have an opportunity to pursue research in many areas of contemporary physics. We are committed to designing a program of graduate study that is tailored to your experience and interests. Our Graduate Coordinator sees that all of our graduate students receive personal attention and advice as they progress toward their advanced degree.

Program Requirements

Master's:
Thirty graduate credits in an approved program with satisfactory performance are required. Master's examination is required. A non-thesis option is available. One year of residence is required. There is no foreign language requirement.

Doctorate:
Minimum of 90 hours and satisfactory performance in an approved course program are required. Full-time residency for two consecutive semesters is required. There is no foreign language requirement. Preliminary examination, qualifying examination, dissertation, and dissertation examination are required. Teaching experience, residence, a period of concentrated study, and a publishable thesis are required.

Other degrees:
Master of Science in teaching degree requires 36 credits (half in graduate courses) with satisfactory performance in an approved program. Six credits of internship are required. No thesis is required. All candidates for advanced degrees must be registered during the semester in which the degree is awarded.
GRE Requirements: Recommended
Physics GRE Requirements: Recommended
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The Department of Physics is dedicated to advancing the forefronts of knowledge in both pure and applied physics, thus providing an exciting intellectual climate for our graduate students. Our research activities include astrophysics (particle astrophysics, cosmology, and gravitation), condensed-matter and materials physics (experimental, theoretical, and computational), low-temperature physics, elementary particle physics (experimental and theoretical), and biological physics. With such diversity in research offerings, students have an opportunity to pursue research in most areas of contemporary physics. We are committed to design a program of graduate study that is tailored to individual experience and interests. All of our graduate students receive personal attention and advice as they progress toward their advanced degree.