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Physics and Engineering Physics Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs are structured such that students will have the ability to enter the workforce and perform as productive, professional, ethically-aware scientists s in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap. Students who complete a Ph.D. in Physics will be prepared for creative leadership roles in research and education.


The graduate program in Physics requires a combination of advanced study in physics and original research mentored by a graduate faculty member. Students in both programs work alongside their peers and some of the country’s top physics and engineering physics faculty here at TU to further develop their technical abilities and research skills in preparation for a doctoral degree or successful careers as physicists or engineers. Students prepare for careers as professional physicists and productive members of the scientific community. The skills developed through intensive graduate work in physics – quantitative reasoning, advanced computational methods, data analysis, experimental design, and many others – are also applicable to many other fields.

Areas of specialization will follow the research interests of the faculty and include Astrophysics and General Relativity, Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Optics, Photonics and Nanoscience.

Degree Options


Engineering Physics, M.S.

Students pursuing this degree are challenged to dig deeper into the realm of how the physics discipline applies to scientific and engineering problems.

Engineering Physics, M.S. (Accelerated Master’s)

Highly motivated students may earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering Physics in five years.

Physics, M.S.

Gain a solid foundation in basic physics and an introduction to research in preparation for doctoral programs or a career in the engineering and physics industry or education.

Physics, M.S. (Accelerated Master’s)

Highly motivated students may earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physics in five years.

Physics, Ph.D.

Broad background in physics and, through the completion of a dissertation, to teach research applications, identify important problems, and communicate scientific information effectively.

Professional Opportunities

  • Engineering Physicists
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Nanoengineering Technicians
  • Robotics Engineer