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Graduate Program and Courses

Information for Prospective Graduate Students

We are always looking for students with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics to join our strong graduate program. The application deadline for our Graduate program is on January 15th. Please use following link for submitting application: 

Online ApplicationProf. Flint with graduate students in class.

No application fee is required to apply to our graduate program. 

The submission of general and subject GRE scores is optional for applications to Ph. D. Program.

Please find answers to common FAQs here

Our department has theoretical and experimental research groups in the following areas:Prof. Sanchez with graduate student.

An overview of the Graduate Program can be found here:

A list of the Graduate Courses can be found here:

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. On this site, you can also find additional information about Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory, and the city of Ames.

Information for Current Graduate Students

Physics & Astronomy - Graduate Handbook

Qualifying Examination

Graduate Program Learning Goals