The Department of Physics offers programs in physics and applied physics which lead to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Our graduate students take part in active research, which gives them study opportunities at the forefront of physics. Financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships is available to qualified students.
The tabs above link to information concerning application procedures, answers to questions frequently asked by applicants, degree requirements, and contact information.
Prospective graduate students may also be interested in:
- Current areas of research within the department: Research in Physics
- The Graduate School which oversees all graduate programs: CSU’s Graduate School
Physics Department Academic Integrity Policy
Degree requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Physics:
Physics Graduate Program Information
Physics department Expectations for Normal Progress for M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Important Information for Current Graduate Students
Establishing Colorado Residency: If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident you should establish Colorado residency at the earliest opportunity. The Student Financial Services website has an entire section devoted to this topic. Of particular interest is the schedule for orientation sessions, attendance at which is mandatory if you need to petition for classification as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes.