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Physics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #581 (QS) Worcester, MA, United States
The Clark University graduate program in Physics, which offers a Ph.D. in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics and biophysics, emphasizes active learning  with research beginning in a student’s first semester
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Overview

About the Physics programme from the  Clark University

The physics doctoral program seeks independent students who are willing to work hard and collaborate closely with our world-class faculty, postdoctoral research associates, visiting scholars, and undergraduate students.

The program’s intimate size within a small, urban research university allows for interdisciplinary work with our research partners in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, and mathematics and computer science. As such, there’s a sense of community and shared purpose among our diverse group of students in and outside of our labs and research groups.

We train our graduate students to become independent researchers and academic leaders. While the emphasis of our program is on condensed matter physics, our faculty has active research interests in the following areas:

Accreditation

Clark University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Classical Dynamics
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Research Apprenticeship
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Advanced Electronics Laboratory
  • Advanced Seminar in Physics
  • Research Seminar
  • Advanced Computer Simulation Laboratory
  • Technology of Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Physics of Biomolecular Networks
  • Fluid Mechanics and Applications
  • Information Theory, Inference, and Networks
  • Colloquium
  • Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Application fee (nonrefundable): $75
  • Personal statement 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • All academic transcripts
  • TOEFL  or IELTS scores are required for all international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46850 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    46850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46850 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Clark rewards strong applicants with generous merit-based scholarships, equal to 25% to 100% of tuition, and assistantships, where students work with faculty or professional staff on special projects while earning a stipend that helps fund their education.

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