University of New Hampshire

9 Library Way, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, United States of America


The UNH Physics Department encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to our Graduate Program with its proven record of academic success.

Two thirds of our Ph.D. graduates over the last ten years are currently in an academic or research position. The remaining have gone on to careers in the private sector or in public education. UNH Physics & astronomy is a smaller, close-knit department with a high faculty to student ratio, located on a beautiful campus with beaches, lakes, mountains, and Boston within an hour's drive away!

Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:
There are no strict requirements, though a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Astronomy, or closely related field is preferable.
GRE Requirements: Not Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

A close-knit academic environment is fostered by the open space environment of DeMeritt Hall, the academic home of the Physics Department, where students (both graduate and undergraduate) often congregate in open study areas and have direct access to the physics branch library.

The size of the department, with roughly 70 graduate students and 90 undergraduate students, facilitates student interactions, both inside and outside the classroom and leads to a strong sense of community.

Besides participating in high-quality research and enjoying a supportive learning environment, students can enjoy everything university life has to offer on our classic New England campus. Close to Boston, the beaches, and the White Mountains, the University of New Hampshire has the academics and student life you have been looking for.