Every year, the Boston College Department of Physics welcomes approximately 10 new students into its graduate program. They pursue Ph.D. and Masters degrees in various theoretical and experimental research programs including:
BC graduates have gone on to successful careers in a broad range of fields. Our graduates include faculty at R1 research institutions, senior scientists in industry and national labs, and founders of technology start-ups.
The unique environment of the BC Physics department is focused on a highly collaborative approach, with students forming a vital part of the community. While working with BC physics faculty, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities both on campus and worldwide. Moreover, students often work in integrated science teams with faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, or neighboring institutions.
All students in good standing are fully supported financially, with opportunities to start research as early as the summer preceding their first year. Students in good standing receive full financial support in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships, health insurance as well as tuition remission, which covers the full cost of tuition.
By the Numbers
Fellows of the American Physical Society
New faculty hires since 2015
Average size of graduate courses
Ph.D. candidates supported in research