Graduate programs

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers dynamic graduate programs leading to master of sciencemaster of arts, and Ph.D. degrees in physics. These degree programs are designed to provide students with the broad knowledge and problem-solving skills that are needed in order to be productive physicists in an academic, government, or industrial environment.

These programs accommodate students with varying undergraduate backgrounds and are designed to provide maximum flexibility. At the doctoral level, specializations are offered in the areas of nuclear physics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, atomic physics, materials science, optics, mathematical physics, quantum field theory, and applied physics.

Faculty members are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and work in an informal atmosphere which allows open communication between students and advisors. Faculty hold national and international reputations in their areas of expertise. They organize and participate in conferences, publish extensively, and receive numerous outside grants, contracts, and fellowships.

In addition, Wayne State physics faculty engage in many collaborations with scientists at both American universities, national laboratories, and international research organizations.


Chair of the Graduate Admission Committee: Prof. Jian Huang 

Graduate Advisor: Prof. Sean Gavin 

Graduate Handbook