Physics Ph.D.

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Minimum Requirements for Physics Ph.D.: 18 thesis credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements. 118
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Physics Program Requirements
Complete and pass a written and oral comprehensive examination.
Total Credits18

Complete in accordance with the Physics Department’s policies and procedures manual for graduate students.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Function effectively in their area of expertise
  • Analyze a problem, identify the critical aspects and devise appropriate methods to resolve the questions that arise
  • Be successful in obtaining work, or progressing in their field
  • Demonstrate the ability to make original contributions to their research field
  • Demonstrate modern teaching skills and the ability to communicate to a broad audience