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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Physics
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Physics doctoral program offers research opportunities in condensed matter physics, physics of nanostructured devices, surface science, optical physics, complex systems, biophysics, atomic and molecular physics, physics education and planetary/space science. The program intends to provide a broad base in experimental and theoretical physics.

The Physics PhD program requires a total of 72 credit hours for completion. A specific set of six required core courses (18 credit hours), thirteen elective courses (39 credit hours, which may include directed research), and a minimum of 15 credit hours of dissertation are part of the 72 hours.

Total Credit Hours Required: 72 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree. 42 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree.

Program Tracks/Options

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Fall
January 15

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