Our core graduate courses are offered every year and are taken by the large majority of our students in preparation for the written qualifying exam.

PHYS 8110 - Methods of Theoretical Physics I

PHYS 8210 - Classical Mechanics I

PHYS 9510 - Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS 8150 - Statistical Thermodynamics I (cross-listed with Mech Eng)

PHYS 8410 - Electrodynamics I

PHYS 9520 - Quantum Mechanics II

Our students also are required to take some electives, which can be from our department or (with permission of the student’s Ph.D. committee) from another department. We will offer these graduate electives on a 2-year rotation beginning Fall 2020 (contingent upon sufficient demand).

ASTR 8300 Astrophysics 3: Galactic Astronomy*

PHYS 8180 Cellular Biophysics

PHYS 8250 Atmospheric Dynamics

PHYS 9530 Quantum Field Theory

ASTR 8400 Astrophysics 4: Cosmology*

PHYS 8190 Computational Biophysics

PHYS 8260 Ionospheric Physics

PHYS 8510 Methods of Spectroscopy

PHYS 8550 Atomic Physics

ASTR 8100 Astrophysics 1: Radiation Processes and Measurements*

PHYS 8170 Molecular Biophysics

PHYS 8270 Measurement Techniques in Aeronomy

PHYS 8450 Solid State Physics 1

PHYS 9660 General Relativity

ASTR 8200 Astrophysics 2: Stellar Astrophysics*

PHYS 8190 Computational Biophysics

PHYS 8280 Atmospheric Tides & Planetary Waves

PHYS 8460 Solid State Physics 2

PHYS 8550 Medical Physics

(*) The astrophysics sequence can be taken in any order.