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Graduate Program

Graduate Program Overview

The University of Georgia Department of Physics and Astronomy offers comprehensive graduate degrees at both the Masters and Doctorate levels. Both degree programs have two main goals: Achieving a broad background in Physics or Physics and Astronomy through coursework and seminars, and developing independent research skills through the completion of an original thesis project.

Graduate students in this department are actively engaged in frontier research with their faculty mentors, publishing articles in the top physics and astronomy journals and presenting their work at national and international conferences. At present, the Department has active experimental, theoretical, and computational research programs in a wide range of areas.
For more detailed information about the UGA physics/astronomy graduate program, contact Professor Kanzo Nakayama at

  • Application deadline: January 15, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date.
  • Written prelim exams: January & August