Graduate students in physics learn from world-class physicists in a vibrant and diverse department comprising a broad range of experimental and theoretical physics. The Graduate Program has 40 graduate students and 17 faculty. The Department of Physics awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics. Our physics faculty are internationally recognized for leading research programs in condensed matter experiment and theory, optical physics, biophysics, astrophysics, gravitational wave physics, quantum cosmology and quantum physics, high energy physics and physics education research. Physics graduate students participate in a rigorous and wide-ranging program of study that affords them numerous opportunities to present their research at national and international conferences as well as research internships in labs beyond OSU.
Doctoral students receive financial support, including health insurance, through research and teaching assistantships. In addition, several graduate students receive prestigious university fellowships and other external awards. Our graduate students are very successful in finding jobs in leading research labs, academia and in technology sectors.