Graduate Program

In the graduate program we aim to deepen a student's basic knowledge and understanding of theoretical and experimental physics, as well as to guide him or her to achieving expert status in a particular area of contemporary interest to the physics community. By carrying out a research project in collaboration with a major-professor acting as mentor, the student will develop the skills required to initiate, and carry to completion, an independent research program upon obtaining an advanced degree.

Faculty members in the department will be happy to discuss programs in detail with interested persons. Requests for information or a tour of the facilities can be made by a letter, e-mail, or telephone call (208/885-6380) to the department.

Physics: One of the best Master’s degrees for jobs

from Forbes Magazine

“By our count, physics follows close behind as the No. 2 best advanced degree for jobs. Employment opportunities for physics degree-holders are expected to expand about 22% between 2010 and 2020—making it the seventh fastest growing degree.” More

Yes, for graduate students offered teaching assistantships at U-Idaho, your tuition will be waived and you will be given a monthly stipend. For more information, contact us at: More