Connected Science Community and Physics PhD Program
A new kind of PhD training
Conduct groundbreaking Physics research and develop skills that open a vast set of future careers with the support of a cross-College PhD Community!
The Connected Science Community and Physics PhD Program provides students a graduate-level understanding of basic physics concepts, as well as the ability to formulate a research plan, orally communicate a research plan, and conduct/present independent research.
Our research specializations reflect the forefront research activities of the department, including astrophysics and cosmology, biological physics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, and network science.
You will be joining a graduate program that is committed to cultivating a culture of respect and collaboration where the contribution of each person is valued.
Participate in ground-breaking physics research
How the Connected Science Community and Physics PhD program works
Upon joining the Physics PhD program, you will also join a Connected Science Community of PhD students across the College of Science. During the summer before your first year, you will participate in workshops to develop key skills, explore and utilize university resources, and learn about potential post-PhD careers, while also having the opportunity to begin lab rotations or thesis work.
During Fall semester of your first year, you will begin coursework and continue research in your department. Throughout your first year and beyond, you will continue your research while sustaining your Connected Science Community through seminars, workshops, and social activities.
In this unique PhD training program, you’ll:
– join a Community of PhD students across all College of Science departments, who learn from each other, collaborate, and draw on one other’s experience;
– develop Career and Core Skills and inside knowledge of the outstanding career opportunities open to PhD graduates;
– explore Cross-Disciplinary Research to help you solve pressing research challenges; and
– gain external Work Experience – an integral part of your training, with many opportunities.
A Culture of Respect
We are building a college that is representative of society, with equity, inclusion and anti-racist policies as pillars of a connected community. Learn more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice.Learn more
For the duration of their program, students receive full tuition scholarship, a graduate assistant position with stipend, and health insurance.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.
Bachelor’s Degree Entrance
Complete all courses and requirements listed here unless otherwise indicated.
- Two qualifying examinations
- Annual review
- Preliminary research seminar proposal with proposed dissertation committee
- Preliminary research seminar talk
- Dissertation defense
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
- 42 total semester hours required
- Minimum 3.000 GPA required
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