60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physics program from University of Arizona is designed to put students in direct contact with the topics and questions that are at the forefront of contemporary physics research. 

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Key Features

Never satisfied with traditional ways of approaching problems and inspired by a strong interdisciplinary vision, we believe in pushing the envelope in research and teaching. We stand out by offering students research opportunities as part of the curriculum, immediately upon entering our program.

The Physics program from University of Arizona is flexible, designed to accommodate a broad range of interests and backgrounds. Many of our entering students find that their interests change while they're here, but our diverse research areas and degree options allow graduate students the versatility to do their best work, regardless of where their investigations lead them. If you're ambitious and motivated, you'll find that our Ph.D. program will challenge you to reach your highest level of achievement. 

Just as collaboration and flexibility are strengths of our graduate program in Physics, the breadth of our curriculum is another. The Physics Department offers a wide variety of courses, fostering an unsurpassed environment for learning and discovery. In addition to the core graduate-level curriculum, we also offer breadth courses that introduce students to new topics, and specialty courses that bring students up-to-date on the current state of knowledge in their chosen fields. Early independent-study research projects are strongly encouraged to connect students with individual professors in their areas of study.

Students who seek interdisciplinary research  may develop a minor specialization outside of physics, taking advantage of the richness of course offerings in other departments. Our program is flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of interests, yet rigorous enough to ensure the deepest levels of academic excellence and preparation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Mechanics 
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Molecular Biophysics 
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 
  • Mathematical Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A list of upper division physics courses taken, name of texts/books used, and grades received.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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