Ph.D. On Campus


Clark University

48250 USD/full
48250 USD/full
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Our Physics program at Clark University, 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. 


This style, combined with our intimate size and the access students have to equipment not usually found at a university of our size, builds independence in a supportive, collaborative environment.

Key Features

  • The Physics doctoral program from Clark University 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.


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

Programme Structure

While the emphasis of our program is on condensed matter physics, our faculty has active research interests in the following areas:

  • Active matter
  • Soft matter
  • Soft robots
  • Physics of thin structures
  • Organic superconductivity
  • Novel magnetic materials
  • Correlated electron systems
  • Strongly correlated quantum many-body systems

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Application fee (nonrefundable): $75
  • Personal statement 
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Résumé
  • All academic transcripts 
  • English Language Requirements — International applicants only 
  • Test scores and other program-specific requirements

Tuition Fee

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    48250 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 48250 USD for the full programme
  • National

    48250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48250 USD for the full programme

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 USD /month
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