Ph.D. On Campus


Boston College

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Every year, the Boston College Department of Physics welcomes approximately ten new students into its graduate program. 


BC graduates have gone on to successful careers in a broad range of fields. Our graduates include faculty at R1 research institutions, senior scientists in industry and national labs, and founders of technology start-ups. 

Key Features

  • The unique environment of the Boston College Physics department is focused on a highly collaborative approach, with students forming a vital part of the community. 
  • While working with BC physics faculty, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities both on campus and worldwide. Moreover, students often work in integrated science teams with faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, or neighboring institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physics Colloquium 
  • Physics Graduate Seminar
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Statistical Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Quantum Mechanics 

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

  • A completed application.
  • Transcripts of all previous work.
  • Three letters of Recommendation.
  • For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, neither general or Physics subject GRE are required. GRE scores will NOT be considered as part of an applicant's package if submitted.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. This requirement is waived for those whose highest degree is from an English speaking country.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • $75 Application fee. 

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