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Information for graduate students

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The Department of Physics at Oregon State University offers degree programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Physics and the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Physics. The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Applied Physics and the Professional Science Master (PSM) Degree are no longer offered.

Information for prospective graduate students


Introduction to our graduate program
How to apply
Visiting OSU Physics
Frequently asked questions
Course schedule for PhD students

Departmental policies for graduate students


PhD program requirements
MS Physics program
Requirements for satisfactory progress
Comprehensive Examination Policies
Oral Preliminary Examination Policies
Graduate Committees

Awards for graduate students


Ben and Elaine Whiteley Materials Research Endowment Fund
Department of Physics Graduate Research Award
Peter Fontana Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Information for current graduate students


Learning Outcomes for the PhD program
Learning Outcomes for the MS program
Form to report meeting results
Form to schedule meeting
OSU Graduate School
Responsible Conduct of Research (OSU Office of Research Integrity)
FERPA training
TA Resources
Exam Proctoring Instructions
Professional Development Opportunities
Career profiles and statistics from Compadre/APS
Women in Physics (also contains links to job listings and resume posting sites)
MS Projects
Comprehensive Exams/Solutions From Previous Years
• Formula Sheet SI units; Gaussian units
New Graduate Orientation Schedule