UofL - Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Degree Programs in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

Undergraduate

Through the College of Arts and Sciences

The undergraduate handbook offers help navigating the department.

Apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Louisville.

Information for current undergraduates.

 

Graduate

Through the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

  • BS/MS accelerated (5 year) degree in Physics and Astronomy
  • Master of Science (MS) in Physics and Astronomy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics and Astronomy
  • Other PhD options are available via cooperative programs in Chemical Physics, Applied Mathematics and the University of Kentucky.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA), Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) or Fellowships are available to support most students.

Application Instructions

Information for current graduate students

 

 

Department Snapshot

  • We have 17 full-time faculty, all holding Ph.D.'s and active in research. We also have a number of active emeritus faculty, visiting scholars, and adjunct faculty.
  • We typically have more than 30 graduate students working on their advanced degrees in physics. Many are supported as teachings assistants or research assisstants.
  • We have over 115 undergradraduate majors in physics and many students pursuing minors in physics.

 

 

Spotlights

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Chastain

Congratulations to Ray Chastain who has been nominated as the “Top 4” Faculty Favorite of 2013-2014. His accomplishments will be recognized through a short video interview that will be featured in UofL Today in early 2015.

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Dark Interactions Workshop Brings Global Physicists to Brookhaven Lab

A UofL physicist participated in the "Dark Interactions Workshop" at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, and his talk was highlighted in reports from the lab.

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