Physics: MA, MS, PhD

Physics: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Physics


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Department of Physics offers graduate programs that lead to the master of arts (MA), master of science (MS), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. The traditional master’s degree programs, leading to a MA or MS degree, consist primarily of course work and require one to two years to complete.

The physics department awards either a “General Master’s Degree” or an “Applied Master’s Degree” depending on course of study.  For information on the Applied Physics degree, see Physics (Applied), Master's Industrial Internship Program.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • GRE Physics subject test
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Physics: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Physics


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

6.2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

Graduate students in physics in the College of Arts and Sciences pursue a PhD in close collaboration with research faculty leading investigations in a wide range of experimental and theoretical research areas such as:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed matter
  • Free electron physics
  • Gravitational waves
  • High energy physics
  • Optics
  • Quantum information science
  • Solid-state physics

State-of-the-art laboratories are found in Willamette Hall, home of the physics department. Physics graduate students routinely work at one of several research facilities

  • LIGO gravitational wave detector
  • CERN large hadron collider
  • CAMCOR housing capital-intensive equipment for microanalysis, surface analysis, electron microscopy, semiconductor device fabrication, as well as traditional chemical characterization 

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • GRE Physics subject test
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department