Kansas State University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The research programs of the Department of Physics at Kansas State University are focused in the areas of atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed soft and biological matter physics,  cosmology and particle astrophysics, high energy physics, and physics education research. 


We have concentrated our major research commitments in these areas to maintain strength and balance. The Department of Physics offers graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree. These are described here with the research interests of the faculty. Our graduate core curriculum is an excellent foundation for work in a large variety of specialties.


Graduate study in Physics from Kansas State University provides training for many varied academic and technological careers. Graduates in physics at all levels have found attractive careers in industrial and governmental laboratories and in academic departments. 

Graduates from K-State are presently engaged in communications research, x-ray laser development, genetic research, university teaching and research in various areas of physics, petroleum research, industrial electronics, and many other fields. M.S. graduates generally occupy skilled technical positions and Ph.D. graduates generally occupy positions requiring independent work in a wide range of areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental atomic physics
  • Experimental condensed matter physics
  • Experimental high energy physics
  • Theoretical atomic and molecular physics
  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Cosmology and particle astrophysics
  • Physics education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements 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. It 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete all required sections and upload documents or media to your online application as they are requested. 
  • Each application must indicate the source of financial support.
  • Application Fee
  • English Proficiency Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21524 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21524 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11856 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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