Graduate Studies in Physics

Graduate education in physics at UAlbany offers students a wide variety of research opportunities. The primary areas of experimental and theoretical research in the Department of Physics are biological physics, particle physics, materials physics, optics, information physics, computational physics, statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, string theory, and relativity. Detailed information about these research directions can be found here, and the list of the current faculty members with links to their research programs is available here.

As a part of their training, graduate students participate in research, take a wide variety of courses, and gain experience in teaching physics. A detailed graduate curriculum can be found here. All alumni of our graduate program have successful careers in academia or in industry. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the webpage describing the procedure for admission and to contact potential advisors.