CB# 3255, Phillips Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3255, United States of America

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

CB# 3255, Phillips Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3255, United States of America


Discover the earliest supernova, use nanomaterials to image cancer, measure the mass of the neutrino, or determine the structure of the web of our universe…

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Physics and Astronomy, we have outstanding facilities and world-renowned faculty studying frontier areas of physics and astronomy from quantum information to the physics of life to the very stuff of the universe. You will join a group of talented graduate student colleagues in classrooms and in laboratories, all in a beautiful place to live. Click here for a handy brochure detailing our program.

Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:
Bachelor's degree in physics is required.

Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

As a department, we are committed to fighting conscious and unconscious discrimination within physics and astronomy and in the broader world. On July 10, 2020, the Diversity Committee held an open meeting, asking everyone in the department to join us in developing plans of action to harness our collective passion for racial and social justice. To continue the discussions and pursue the action items identified in that meeting, we have now created a department-wide Slack workspace — physast-diversity.slack.com. This Slack space has the express purpose of building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. If you are a member of the department, you should have received an invitation to join from the Associate Chair for Diversity & Mentoring. If you are not a member of our department but are just curious what we’re up to, this link describes the projects we will be pursuing.