The typical program for the PhD is as follows. Students are expected to take one of PH 575/585 in year one and one in year two. 

Days Hour Fall Winter Spring
Year 1
MWF 9-10 PH 651 PH 652 PH 653
  10-11 PH 631 PH 632  
  11-12 PH 561 PH 621 PH 641
  12-1      
  1-2      
  2-3     PH 585
  3-4     PH 575
Year 2
MWF 9-10 PH 642 PH 654 PH 633
  10-11      
  11-12      
  12-1      
  1-2      
  2-3 Modules Modules PH 585
  3-4 Modules Modules PH 575

The outline of the specialty modules is as follows (names in parentheses designate developer): 

SSP Modules AMO Modules  
PH 575
Introduction to SS Physics
PH 585
Introduction to AMO Physics
3 credit 
3 lectures per week
PH 671 Electron Transport (Ethan Minot) PH 681 Topics in Modern Optics (Viktor Podolskiy) 2 credit 
5 week
1h20m
3 lectures per week
PH 672 Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (Guenter Schneider) PH 682 Semiconductor Optics (Ethan Minot)
PH 673 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Oksana Ostroverkhova) PH 683 Nonlinear Optics (Bill Hetherington)
PH 674 Magnetism (Tom Giebultowicz) PH 684 Ultrafast Optics and Coherent Spectroscopy (Yun-Shik Lee)