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Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in our department, which is renowned for the breadth and quality of its research. Please explore the many opportunities in our graduate student programs.


Our faculty includes two Nobel Prize winners and three National Academy of Science members. Our alumni pursue a wide range of careers in academia and industry. Graduate degree options in our department include Physics (M.S., Ph.D.), Applied Physics (Ph.D.), and Astronomy (M.S., Ph.D.), addressing a wide range of interests and career options. The Fast-Track to Research Program provides students who already have a Master’s Degree with the opportunity to pursue advanced courses only and then focus on research for their Ph.D. thesis. Nearly 100% of our graduate students are fully supported by teaching or research assistantships throughout their graduate career. Texas A&M also offers a number of merit-based and diversity fellowships. The average and median time to graduation for our Ph.D. students is ~6 years. We welcome you to click through our pages to learn more about the opportunities for your future.
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Physics Degree In Action

Our graduates are highly sought-after by the semiconductor, medical, and other industries as well as high-level research Universities inside and outside of the country. Graduate students in Physics and Astronomy participate in cutting edge research and learn valuable technical skills that make them attractive for companies, universities and national laboratories. About half of our graduates go on to jobs in academia, the other half goes to industry.

Some of the companies and universites that hired our students in the last 5 years:

Research Areas

We offer a plethora of advanced opportunities in research, including at our world-renowned Mitchell Institute For Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Cyclotron Institute, and Institute For Quantum Science and Engineering.

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Graduate students conducting research on a lab.

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