Physics

In engineering, research or teaching, physics is what matters.

Are you looking to expand on your solid foundation of the study of matter and energy? Are you eager to enhance skill sets that can be valued in almost any profession? If so, our graduate physics program is the right fit for you. Physics demands the kind of logical, analytical thinking that can be applied to the understanding of basic natural phenomena and to the solution of practical problems, requiring strong mathematical skills and the ability to reason quantitatively and qualitatively. You can tailor our degree program to your individual needs and interests, and you’ll be encouraged to partake in the plentiful research opportunities available to you that will advance your career according to your unique goals.

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Quick Facts

  • In many ways, physics grew out of ancient Greek philosophy, and well into the 18th century it was still known as “natural philosophy.”
  • The youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Prize — 25-year-old Lawrence Bragg — was a physicist.
  • In 1687, English physicist Sir Isaac Newton discovered the Law of Gravity when he sat under an apple tree and one of the fruits fell on his head.

Possible Careers

  • Physicist at a hospital investigating faulty results from MRI and related equipment
  • Head of a physics lab at a major research university
  • Research and instrument scientist at for the Space Science Telescope Institute