About the Program
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of BYU's graduate program. You can find general information about BYU's graduate program in the official graduate catalog.
Our department offers three graduate degrees:
- PhD in Physics (learning outcomes, program statistics)
- PhD in Physics and Astronomy (learning outcomes, program statistics)
- MS in Physics (learning outcomes, program statistics)
The "learning outcomes links" give the purpose and expected outcomes for each of its degrees. Students should be familiar with these outcomes and periodically assess their progress against them. The "statistics" links give the basic statistics of these degrees such as the number of students enrolled, and average time to graduation.
The Department offers these degrees in six programs:
- Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (AMO)
- Condensed Matter
- Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
All programs culminate in an MS or PhD in Physics except astronomy which has the separate designation of "PhD in Physics and Astronomy" for its PhD.