Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy


The Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy prepares students to contribute to new concepts and technologies through innovative teaching methods that combine student-faculty interactions, computer-based education, and “hands-on” experience in modern laboratories.



Enriching the Foundation in Physics Beyond a Bachelor’s Degree

A master's degree is becoming increasingly valuable. A master’s degree in physics enables students to round out their educations before embarking on their professional career. Accelerated master's degree programs save the cost and study time of graduate admission tests, application fees, and extra courses.


Astronomy and related fields are at the forefront of science and technology; answering fundamental questions and driving innovation.  The study of astronomy contributes to technology, economy and society by constantly pushing for instruments, processes and software that are beyond our current capabilities.


Contribute to new concepts and technologies

The physics department has a vigorous graduate program with approximately 60 students working toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students develop flexible individual programs of study and research in one or more of the available research areas.


Graduate Programs

Take part in devising solutions to fundamental scientific questions.

Work alongside award-winning faculty while earning an M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or Astronomy.  Conduct research tackling fundamental and applied research problems in fields ranging from from Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Physics to Particle Physics.


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