Summary of Ph.D. Program
The first year of your program focuses on the satisfactory completion of the Core courses. You must also pass a Qualifying Examination that reviews undergraduate Physics and ensures an appropriate level of understanding of basic Physics necessary to be successful in the Ph.D. program. In addition to coursework, students are expected to focus their scientific interests by seeking out and developing a relationship with one of the research groups within the department. This is the starting point for the research that will lead to your Ph.D. thesis.