Graduate Program in Physics
Washington University's Physics graduate program has two main goals: the development of a broad background in basic physics and the expansion of research abilities in a more specialized area. Students first develop a solid and broad base of physics knowledge through our core curriculum and departmental colloquia. Upper level courses and departmental seminar series provide more specialized exposure. Armed with their core knowledge, a graduate student joins a research group working in an area of interest to him/her. At Washington University, this research is performed in close collaboration with one or more of our faculty, and faculty research interests span a wide range of physics fields. Click the Research link to learn more about faculty research interests. Learning takes place in both formal and informal settings with a broad spectrum of colleagues, including faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and graduate student peers.
|The Department of Physics is committed to the promotion of diversity within the culture of scientific inquiry. We especially encourage the application of women and under-represented minorities to our graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as for faculty and staff openings.|
|Currently, among the 79 full-time graduate students in our department, 14 are women (17%), 29 are Americans of varied ethnic ancestry, and 50 are foreign students, representing Brazil, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Trinidad.|