Wayne State offers dynamic graduate programs leading to master of science, master 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.
Our programs accommodate students with varying undergraduate backgrounds and are designed to provide maximum flexibility. At the doctoral level, program 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 that allows open communication between students and advisors. Wayne State's physics faculty hold national and international reputations in their areas of expertise, organize and participate in conferences, publish extensively and receive numerous outside grants, contracts, and fellowships. Our faculty engage in many collaborations with scientists at both American universities, national laboratories, and international research organizations.