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Graduate Students

Our graduate programs lead to Purdue University Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We have a flexible program of graduate study where we easily accommodate students with a wide variety of goals and backgrounds.


Areas of active research within the Department include, biological physics, AMO physics, condensed matter physics, precision measurements, and physics education. 

Enrollment Requirements

Students seeking to enroll in the program should have a background in the usual undergraduate courses in physics, mathematics and other sciences. Graduates from related fields of study in pure and applied sciences, and engineering, may be accepted on a probationary basis until they have completed any necessary undergraduate courses in physics. The GRE general test is required of all applicants. The physics subject test is expected, but not required. Foreign applicants must also demonstrate English proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS.

The department will accept a maximum of 12 transfer hours of graduate credit from approved institutions.

Learn more about admissions to the graduate programs.

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