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Ph.D. Program Information

Degrees Offered

Applicants are admitted primarily to the Ph.D. program.

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 15


Physics graduate students are actively involved in both experimental and theoretical studies in areas including astro-, atomic, bio-, condensed-matter, high-energy, and nuclear physics. They search for answers to questions such as: What is dark matter? Can we understand the birth or death of stars at the nuclear level? Can we create new materials with new properties? What can network science say about our world? What is the origin of mass? Read more about graduate studies in Physics at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics


The Physics department also has has a number of research collaborations.


Director of Graduate Studies
Mark Caprio
Telephone: (574) 631-2813
Fax: (574) 631-5952

Financial Support

All Students
Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development
Doctoral Students
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.