Graduate students explore physics through small, lab-based classes and unique research and mentoring opportunities. Having NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Telescope Science Institute, Jefferson Lab, Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland within a close proximity provides multiple opportunities for collaboration and networking.
In order to provide as broad an education to our students as possible, we have created programs where a physics student can combine Ph.D. in physics with certificates in High Performance Computing and Data Science. After graduation, many students pursue doctoral and postdoctoral programs at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, while others secure lucrative research positions as analysts and data scientists at companies like Facebook and IBM. The MS and PhD programs in physics are U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM-designated degree programs.