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Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences

GTA/GRA Information

The department offers a number of Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships with tuition waivers and health benefits to incoming gradaute students. Highly exceptional PhD applicants who show outstanding promise for careers in academic research and teaching in physics and astronomy will also be considered for a limit number of prestigious graduate research fellowships (Presidential Scholarship Award and Provost Research Fellowship Award). Selection of these departmental GTA/GRA awards are typically decided in Jan/Feb of each year by the departmental Admissions Committee and our selection criteria are based upon the student's outstanding academic achievement, his/her commitment to research, and his/her potential to succeed. For incoming graduate students, please indicate your need in your Graduate Application. For current students wanting to be considered for graduate assistantships, please contact the graduate director (Prof. Paul So) or SPACS acting Director (Prof. Maria Dworzecka) no later than December of the preceding year.

Each individual research groups within the department might have externally funded GRA positions available for qualified students. Please contact the faculty member within these research groups for further details. For general questions about the various research groups within the department, pleaes contact the graduate director (Prof. Paul So) or the SPACS acting Director (Prof. Maria Dworzecka) for details.


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General questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Robert Weigel, the program director.