Students have the opportunity to participate in faculty-directed research that is
funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force, the Army Research Office,
NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and industrial partners.
There are numerous collaborative research opportunities involving interaction with
scientists from prominent national institutions and Australia, Italy, Japan, Russia,
Ukraine, Germany, Spain and Mexico.
Most full-time students are supported with an assistantship or fellowship. Our department
offers graduate teaching assistantships at three different levels ranging from $1,680
to $2,280 per month for nine months and summer employment possibilities. This aid
is accompanied by an out-of-state tuition waiver and the possibility for a tuition
Research assistantships also are frequently available for returning students. This
aid is accompanied by an out-of-state tuition waiver and the possibility for competitive
tuition remission grants.
Our students routinely author and co-author refereed publications in the professional
literature. Students also regularly participate in national and international professional
meetings, where they present their research results, begin establishing their reputations
as scientists and develop important networks of contacts.
A friendly and supportive team spirit characterizes the physics research laboratories