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Physics - PHD - Astrophysics Emphasis

Physics Graduate Doctor of Philosophy

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The Physics graduate program at UCSB is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 physics programs in the US. Faculty members in the department are engaged in research in particle physics/gravity, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, and the physics of soft and living matters. Interdisciplinary research with faculty in engineering and the biological sciences is a hallmark of UCSB's campus culture. Graduate students in the department work toward their Ph.D. degree by pursuing cutting-edge research under the supervision of one or more faculty members.

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Graduate and Professional Pathways

  • Government

  • Research

  • Academia

Top Employers

  • High Tech companies, eg, Google, Apple

  • Universities, eg, University of Chicago, Caltech

  • National Laboratories, eg, Fermilab, JPL

Program Highlights

  • While our Department is relatively small, it's now ranked among the top 10 graduate programs in the nation

Related Disciplines

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Chemistry

  • Materials

  • Mechanical Engineering

Associated Interests

  • Technology

  • Data science

  • Space

  • Healthcare

  • Engineering

  • Energy

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