A word from the Physics Graduate Director
Graduate Director Murad Sarsour
|Thinking about graduate studies in Physics at Georgia State?
How it works – The GSU physics graduate program offers students the opportunity to earn a PhD degree in physics while performing cutting-edge research in a variety of fields. Our research specialties include atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, physics education, neurophysics, nuclear and particle physics, and solar physics. Graduate students work with professors whose research takes place on the GSU downtown campus and at research centers and national labs throughout the world. In addition, graduate students gain valuable teaching experience working as a physics laboratory instructor.
What it’s like – We strive to maintain a Department that is supportive and productive, friendly and social, and scientifically inspirational. We have social clubs such as PGSA that support students, an “open door” faculty policy, and academic scientific council with the Graduate Director, your adviser, and your thesis committee. Diversity breeds creativity, and to achieve that we maintain a workplace that is inclusive. Your uniqueness isn’t just accepted here, it is valued and appreciated. See our Diversity Statement.
What you can expect in the end – Our graduate students gain a solid background in the breadth of physics, and demonstrate their ability to carry out research and overcome new challenges in a specific area of interest. These students often go on to traditional research positions at universities and national labs as well as to industrial labs, and analysis in technological and financial setting.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our program. We look forward to hearing from you!