Graduate

Overview

Why study physics at Wake Forest?

The Physics doctoral program offers a comprehensive course of study in classical

The Physics doctoral program offers a comprehensive course of study in classical and modern physics, with intensive training in one of the frontier areas of modern research, including biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation and particle physics and medical physics and engineering .  Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and Wake Forest Physics Department faculty and staff are committed to developing their students as outstanding scientists and researchers.

You can read the department profile at AIP GradSchoolShopper.com External link icon or see an overview of research at Wake Forest Physics.

University Highlights

Compared to other national universities, Wake Forest University is ranked #29 by US News and World Report and the physics PhD program is ranked #18 by College Factual.

  • The US News and World Report rankings are based on educational details, including faculty-student ratios, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

 Department Highlights

  • Students have the opportunity to work with faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research efforts
  • Students can begin their research early and receive significant individual guidance from the faculty.  A list of thesis topics from WFU Alumni is available.
  • Strong interdisciplinary research efforts with other departments, including Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, the Wake Forest University Medical School and the Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Faculty have memberships in Centers across the university including ones in Cancer, Functional Materials, Molecular Signaling, Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Redox Biology in Medicine, Structural Biology, and Translational Science.
  • Depending on their mentor, students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents may apply for T32 fellowships in Structural & Computational Biophysics or Redox Biology in Medicine.
  • >96% degree completion rate and great job placement after graduation (academia, industry, government labs)
  • Graduate students from many departments are both active and interactive – see Graduate Student AssociationExternal link icon

Area Highlights

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