Graduate Study in Physics & Astronomy

We are always looking for students with a strong background in physics to join our graduate program. Our department has theoretical and experimental research programs in the following areas:

We encourage you to explore these links to find out more about our current research programs. Please feel free to contact faculty members directly to find out more about their research and about research opportunities. The links in the left navigation bar provide additional information about Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory, and the city of Ames, along with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our program.

The application deadline for Fall 2017 admissions has passed, and we are currently reviewing applications.