What are the requirements for admission to ChaMP?
Admission to the ChaMP Program (Chemical and Materials Physics) requires the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering with a GPA of 3.1 or better. Additional criteria includes the applicant's undergraduate course record, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores in either physics, chemistry, or engineering.
While we intend to draw students from a broad base nationally and internationally, the concentration is also well suited for students returning after experience in industry. In the latter case, work experience in physical sciences may be used as basis for partial fulfillment of admission requirements.
Communication skills in English are required for admission. The verbal core on the GRE exam is a criterion for establishing this competence. Foreign students are additionally required to submit scores of Test of Spoken English (TSE).
How do I apply to the ChaMP Program?
Students in the ChaMP program are admitted to either Physics or Chemistry Departments. Apply for admission to graduate studies to either Physics and Chemistry and indicate that you are interested in ChaMP.
Each ChaMP student will be assigned two advisors, one from Physics & Astronomy and one from Chemistry, upon entering the program. Students are expected to meet regularly with their advisors for consultation on course and career planning. A Masters thesis advisor, of the student's choosing, typically made in the second year of studies, completes the advisory committee. The committee evaluates the Masters Thesis.
Each Ph.D. student must, by mutual agreement, choose a research advisor from the faculty in the participating departments participating in ChaMP. The research advisor guides the thesis research. A faculty advisory committee of three follows the student progress, and administers the Candidacy and Dissertation examinations.
Are there residence requirements for the ChaMP program?
Are there teaching requirements?
What are the qualifying exam and dissertation requirements?
Advancement to Candidacy: