Graduate Overview

Why study physics at Wake Forest?

he 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 in biophysicscondensed matter physicsgravitation 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 External link icon or see an overview of research at Wake Forest Physics.

University 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 and dissertation topics from WFU Alumni is available.
  • Strong interdisciplinary research efforts with other departments, including Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, and Cancer Biology at Wake Forest University Medical School and, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Biology on the Reynolda Campus.
  • 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.
  • Graduate students from many departments are both active and interactive – see Graduate Student AssociationExternal link icon

Area Highlights

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