The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers both master's and doctoral programs with a full range of graduate-level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. In addition to a Physics track and an Astrophysics track, the department offers a Chemical Physics track and a Physics Education track. Our students also pursue research in related departments, such as biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mathematics.
The members of our faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with differing research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.
Last, but not least, Tufts and its close proximity to Boston offers incredible opportunities for cultural, gastronomical, and extra-curricular activities. See what some of our alumni have to say about their experiences!
Graduate Student Fellowships
Burlingame Physics Fellowship
The Burlingame Physics Fellowship was established by Mr. John F. Burlingame, A43 in 2005. The fellowship is awarded to physics students completing research toward their doctoral degrees.
Kathryn A. McCarthy Graduate Fellowship in Physics
The Fellowship is named for former Tufts Provost and Professor emerita of Physics Kathryn A. McCarthy, who was a devoted mentor to many graduate students and a pioneer in the entry of women into physics. The Fellowship is awarded to a female physics student pursuing research towards a doctoral degree.