Danilo Marchesini
Danilo Marchesini, Director of
Graduate Studies, Physics and

Welcome to the Tufts University Department of Physics and Astronomy graduate program!

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, 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 (in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Education) offers a Chemical Physics track and a Physics Education track. Our students may 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.

We welcome applications for our Ph.D. graduate programs. For more information, please contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Danilo Marchesini.

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major disruption in the lives of students everywhere, our Department has decided that for the 2021/21 graduate admission cycle (i.e., Fall 2021 start of the PhD or Ms programs), both the general and Physics subject GRE scores will be optional. At this time, this is a one-year-only exception.