Oct 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 


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Physics Department 

Physics Program Information

The Department of Physics is dedicated to advancing the forefronts of knowledge in both pure and applied physics, thus providing an exciting intellectual climate for our graduate students. Our research activities include astrophysics (particle astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation), condensed matter and materials physics (experimental, theoretical and computational), low temperature physics, elementary particle physics (experimental and theoretical) and biological physics. With such diversity in research offerings you will have an opportunity to pursue research in most areas of contemporary physics. In spite of the size of our Department, we are committed to designing a program of graduate study that is tailored to your experience and interests. Our Graduate Coordinator sees that each of our graduate students receives personal attention and advice as they progress toward their advanced degree.

Graduate Program Overview

Preliminary Examination:

  • Covers undergraduate subject matter
  • Given twice a year; two years to complete

Graduate Core Courses

  • Two semesters of quantum mechanics
  • Two semesters of electromagnetism
  • One semester of classical mechanics
  • One semester of statistical mechanics
  • Waivers given for equivalent
  • work at other institutions
  • Completed in first or second years

Distribution Requirement

  • Advanced course work in three subfields
  • Usually completed by the end of the second year


  • Involvement in research in first summer (or sooner)!
  • Diversity of research interdisciplinary options!
  • Individualized program designed to meet the unique background of each student!

For more information, please see our website: http://www.physics.ufl.edu.


Doctor of Philosophy

without a concentration

concentration in Imaging Science and Technology

Master of Science

Master of Science in Teaching


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