Candidates for a Physics PhD program are typically graduates from previous degree programs that provided a necessary basis of knowledge in mathematics and science. Some specializations for Physics PhD programs can include condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, optical physics, geophysics, biophysics, high energy/particle physics, and astrophysics.
Practical applications for specific theoretical training and skills practiced in a Physics PhD program can include engineering, product development, consulting, teaching and more. Applied physics is the area of research intended for use, but all Physics PhD topics are considered valuable contributions to our knowledge of the world. In addition to a dissertation, duties and expectations for a Physics PhD candidate may include assisting with other ongoing research projects, publications, and to assist in teaching undergraduate courses.
Read more about opportunities to obtain your Physics PhD in one of the accredited universities listed below!
RIT’s doctorate program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. [+]
PhD in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s doctorate program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]
An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with [+]
PhD in Material Science and Engineering
An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with emphasis on practical laboratory experience.
Research areas of interest: Nanostructured materials Photonics & laser materials Polymeric materials & composites Fuel cells & hydrogen storage materials Processing & device applications Protein biochemistry & biotechnology Micro-optics & micro-nano system technologies
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 21, 2013
REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2013... [-]
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will launch a new PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science in the Fall of 2016. The Department is now recruiting new faculty members and PhD students. [+]
The graduate has deeper knowledge in physics, physics education, pedagogical-psychological disciplines or philosophy and history of physics and is prepared to independent research work in various braches of physics education or philosophy and history of physic. [+]
You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. [+]
The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]
The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]
The establishment of Space Science Institute (SSI) in Macau University of Science and Technology is based on the research background of the university and is adapted to the space exploration research that has been developed very fast in the world in recent years. The objectives of SSI are the innovative research on lunar and planetary science as well as the popularization of the research achievements to the Macao society. [+]
Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]
The Faculty is a dynamic scientific and research centre working in the border areas between modern science and its applications in engineering. Its laboratories are equipped with several large research facilities, such as the VR-1 training nuclear reactor, the scanning electron microscope, high power laser systems, etc. [+]
Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. [+]
The Solar System School recruits and supports excellent junior researchers, offering them training towards a PhD degree in physics at an international graduate school in a vibrant geo- and astrophysics research environment. [+]
The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]
The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]
Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, [+]