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Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 USA

Telephone: (518) 276-6310
Fax: (518) 276-6680

Graduate Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

The physics department has a vigorous graduate program with approximately 60 students working toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students are typically supported by research assistantships, teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Graduate students develop flexible individual programs of study and research in one or more of the available research areas. Please see the Graduate Handbook for degree requirements and other details, as well as our helfpul Info Sheet (pdf) for general information.

For more information, please contact Professor Joel Giedt,, Graduate Program Director and Graduate Recruiting Committee Chair. 

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