The PhD in physics is a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for careers across a spectrum of scientific pursuits. Expanding on a curriculum that bridges fundamental coursework with advanced courses in condensed matter physics, biophysics and astrophysics, PhD candidates in the program will work closely with faculty advisors to create a path of study that culminates in a dissertation defense based on independent research. At the conclusion of your degree, you'll be equipped with the experience and knowledge necessary to build a career in the advancement of scientific knowledge or education at the highest levels.