Ph.D. On Campus

Plasma Physics

Princeton University

60 months
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We offer a phd degree in Plasma Physics at Princeton University. Applications of plasma science and technology meld several traditional scientific and engineering specialties. 


The purpose of this Plasma Physics program at Princeton University is to provide strong interdisciplinary support and training for graduate students working in these areas. 

Key Features 

  • The scope of interest includes fundamental studies of the plasmas, their interaction with surfaces and surroundings, and the technologies associated with their applications.
  • The faculty responsible for the teaching program hold positions within the Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Recognizable on the list of faculty are many names associated with classic textbooks or research papers in the field of plasma physics. 

Programme Structure

  • Graduate students entering the Program in Plasma Physics spend the first two years in classroom study, acquiring a foundation in the many disciplines that make up plasma physics: classical and quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluid dynamics, hydrodynamics, atomic physics, applied mathematics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory. 
  • The curriculum is supplemented by courses offered in other departments of the University and by a student-oriented seminar series in which PPPL physicists share their expertise and graduate students present their research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Required Tests
  • English Language Tests

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

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


Sources of Funding

  • Fellowships
  • Assistantships
  • External Funding
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Travel Grants
  • Education Loans and Work Study
  • Assistance Programs

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