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Physics

Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy in physics furthers your knowledge of classical and quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electromagnetic theory. You will develop theoretical knowledge and research skills in materials science, nanoscience, accelerator physics and particle physics to prepare you for a career in professional physics, applied physics or teaching.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Physics

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Nanophysics

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 Feburary 1
Spring October 1 December 10 August 15
Summer June 1 Feburary 1

For More Information

Department of Physics
202 La Tourette Hall
Program website
815-753-1772

Director of Graduate Studies:
Philippe Piot
ppiot@niu.edu
815-753-6473

Application Contact:
Carlos Garcia
cgarcia9@niu.edu
815-753-1047

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