The Laboratory for Nuclear Science is the largest university based center for experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics in the country. The primary goals of the Ph.D. program offered through the lab aim to solidify and broaden a student’s knowledge of physics and develop research skills. These goals are reached through a combination of advanced coursework and thesis research. A student is required to take two semester courses in his or her field of specialization and, in the interest of breadth, two courses outside this field. A student must demonstrate mastery of advanced-level fundamental physics by passing the two parts of a written general doctoral examination. This is followed by an oral examination in the student’s general field of research.
Information about requirements for admission and the admission procedure as well as further description of the graduate program may be found at: