University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

Physics & Astrophysics


University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-Physics, Ph.D.-Physics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The primary functions of the Physics and Astrophysics Department are teaching, research and service. In accordance with the mission of the University, the department provides courses for physics majors and minors, and service courses to students in other programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and other units of the University. Goal 1: Students will acquire competency in graduate level physics including mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and theoretical methods. Goal 2: Students will acquire in-depth exposure to research. Goal 3: Students will acquire skills in oral presentations and acquire experience in writing research papers. Goal 4: Students will develop analytical skills needed as a professional physicist.


UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditations at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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