The Department of Physics offers courses leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. There are opportunities for study and research in both experimental and theoretical physics. Areas of specialization include astrophysics and cosmology, atomic optical and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, quantum field theory and string theory, many-body and statistical physics, and nonlinear dynamics. Although the curriculum is designed primarily to meet the needs of full-time students, opportunities also exist for part-time students.
New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.