Graduate Academic Programs

We offer programs leading to a MS and PhD degree in Physics. The department has research concentrations in Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Biophysics. The department emphasizes close interaction between faculty and students during all phases of their studies. Prospective students can submit an online application for admission to the program. For general questions about admission please check the program's webpage or write to Graduate Admission Coordinator at For all other information about the Graduate Program contact:

Professor Chryssa Kouveliotou
Director, Graduate Program
Department of Physics
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052

Telephone: (202) 994-5898
Fax: (202) 994-3001

In addition, the Graduate Advisor advises admitted students on issues including: course of studies, progress in the program (exam, proposal, defense), petitions, etc.

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International Nuclear Physics Collaboration

Students Play Key Role in International Nuclear Physics Collaborations

Undergraduate student Zoe Marinides and graduate student Berhan Taddesse had the rare opportunity to conduct research with international collaborators in experimental nuclear physics in Germany and Sweden. Mentored by Professor of Physics Bill Briscoe, the students determined the neutron detection efficiency of the Crystal Ball and TAPS detectors and presented their results at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.