An excerpt from the welcome note of our graduate dean captures the essence of our program at Wake Forest University:

"Our hallmark is world-class scholarship fueled by an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. Whether it is a traditional liberal arts approach, or cutting edge training in biomedical innovation, our small size (~800 students in total) ensures that you will have individual attention, tailored advising and research opportunities well-matched to your interests. As a student here, you won't just be a face in a crowd but part of a world-class team of researchers and educators working on important, world changing problems in their respective fields of knowledge. We're dedicated to preparing the next generation of independent, intellectual leaders in their fields - whether it's academics, industry or your own unique career path."


Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in Physics is required.

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

Description of your department culture

The Physics department is small enough so that everybody knows each other well; it is very collegial. There are 15 faculty members, 40-50 undergraduate students, 30-40 graduate students, several Post-docs, technicians, and staff members. There is a weekly colloquium and several parties during the year where the whole department gathers. Students do many field trips using outdoor pursuits, star gazing, or going to athletic and social events.

The Physics department is large enough to attract very significant grant funding and provide state-of-the-art space and resources for cutting edge research.