Northwestern is a comprehensive research university that is deeply interdisciplinary across multiple schools and units. Its rigorous yet empathetic academic environment provides a robust mixture of theory and practice, with an emphasis on top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression, and practical application. If you are at Northwestern, you are part of an innovative, collaborative, and multidimensional community delivering an impact that is rare in higher education.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University offers two different Ph.D. degrees designed to best train students in their chosen discipline. For most branches of physics, students should enroll in the Physics Ph.D. Students interested in astronomy or astrophysics may apply for the Astronomy Ph.D. Students interested in Applied Physics may apply for the Applied Physics Ph.D.
First-year graduate students are normally supported for 12 months as University Fellows. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, and a full-tuition scholarship. Fellows are not normally assigned any departmental duties; however, it is expected that the University Fellows will take advantage of the time provided by the fellowship to become involved in research with one of the University’s faculty members.
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