Graduate Programs

Ready to take your studies to the next level? Our graduate students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse portfolio of research topics and techniques in:

  • Computational and Theoretical Physics
  • Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Experimental Optics and Laser Physics

Numerous Research and Training Opportunities

Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration

Our students receive training in cutting-edge technologies in the three research-focus areas listed above, with which the Department of Physics has established excellence and international recognition. In addition, the department is home to two research centers:

Our graduate students also have the opportunity to collaborate with national laboratories, including Oakridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the Naval Research Laboratory.

Research at UAB Physics is not confined within the borders of the United States. Our Ph.D. students have the opportunity to work with prominent scientists and research centers across the world.


Any questions about our graduate programs can be directed to Mary Ellen Zvanut.

Master's Program


Ph.D. Program