The Department of Physics at Northeastern University provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in research and scholarship under the direction of an internationally recognized faculty. Students have a choice of physics PhD programs in advanced theoretical or experimental research in condensed matter physics, nanophysics, biological physics, medical physics, network science, or elementary and particle physics.
Fields of Study
PARTICLE PHYSICS | NANOPHYSICS | CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS | BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
MEDICAL PHYSICS | NETWORK SCIENCE
• With more than 80 students and 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty, we provide a wide range of research group choices for students in the physics graduate program.
• 90 percent of our faculty in the physics PhD program have major grants to fund their research and the department publishes well over 100 papers annually.
• Northeastern University and the Department of Physics are located in the heart of Boston, home to 34 universities and one of the world’s leading hubs of scientific innovation.
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The Department of Physics offers a limited number of highly competitive fellowships to some physics Ph.D. program applicants, including the College of Science Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship includes a $34,000 stipend and research assistantship, and the opportunity to spend summers working alongside world-class researchers in the Department of Physics. Learn more.
The Department of Physics offers a complete package of financial aid in the form of teaching assistantship positions, including a typical one-year stipend of $31,830 as well as full tuition and health care coverage. Learn more.
Research and discovery are pivotal parts of what is being done in the Department of Physics at Northeastern University. Our renowned researchers not only work alongside our students, but also encourage individualism and creativity in all of their students’ research endeavors in programs such as condensed matter physics, nanophysics, biological physics, medical physics, network science, or elementary and particle physics. Learn more.
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