Ph.D. Requirements

The department has established qualifications to ensure that all degree candidates have a broad background in experimental and theoretical physics. The material below describes the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree and outlines some possible courses of study, but each student should work closely with his/her advisor and faculty advisory committee to design the curriculum that is best for the student. Authoritative requirements are given in the Tufts Bulletin. Visit Research for outlines of the active research areas in the department.

Please note:

  • Graduate TA should register on SIS for PHY 405 (counting as 3 credits); Graduate RA should register on SIS for PHY 406 (counting as 3 credits).
  • Students who are working on a thesis or dissertation project for their doctoral degree should also register for PHY 502 FT (Doctoral Degree Continuation) in each semester.