The graduate curriculum in the School of Physics provides the background and training needed to conduct and complete high quality, world-recognized research. Moreover, owing to the experiences we offer for supervised teaching of undergraduate laboratory courses, graduate students from diverse backgrounds develop into creative physicists who can function effectively in educational, industrial or government laboratory settings. Successful completion of the Ph.D. program in Physics requires (a) completion of course work, (b) participation in seminars and Special Problems, (c) acceptance into Ph.D. candidacy, and (d) thesis research.
We have a wonderful community with the Society of Women in Physics (SWiP) and the Graduate Association of Physicists (GAP) both providing wonderful social and professional events for graduate students in the department.
We have many great research areas including: Astrophysics/Cosmology/Gravitation through the Center of Relativistic Astrophysics, Atomic/Molecular&Chemical Physics, Physics of Living Systems, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter and Material Sciences, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear& Statistical Physics, Physics Education, Quantum & Ultrafast Optics, and Soft Matter.
To read more about the School of Physics, please check out the website: http://www.physics.gatech.edu/