Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

School of Science

Physics and Astronomy


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Physics, MS - Physics and Astronomy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Research areas include experimental, theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, surface physics, nanostructures, nanoparticles, and disordered materials; experimental and theoretical high energy and nuclear physics; optical and electronic properties of artificial structures; ultra-fast and non-linear optical phenomena; terahertz spectroscopy; molecular and cellular biophysics; statistical physics and complex networks; astrobiology, astrophysics of interstellar matter and star-forming regions, structure, evolution, and dark matter in the Milky Way galaxy.


Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1945 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

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