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Students gain advanced knowledge of classical physics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for applying physics understanding to professional research and teaching in physics. Faculty in Physics have completed the Mentoring at Critical Transitions Program Mentoring at Critical Transitions


Program Address

Department of Physics
174 Physics Building
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1501
(530) 752-4717

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 5, 2018
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 5, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

Designated Emphases


S/U Exception
Only two per student, Approval of the Adviser, PHY 219B, PHY 224ABC, PHY229AB, PHY230ABC, PHY 240ABC, PHY241, PHY242, PHY243ABC, PHY245ABC, PHY246, PHY250, PHY252AB, PHY260, PHY262, PHY263, PHY265-7


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Physics
  • 09/13/2016

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Physics
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions and General
  • Physics
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Physics
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies