Applications now open for Fall 2018 Graduate Student Assistantship positions. [Begin Here]

Top priority will go to candidates that have:

  • GPA>3.4 with grades of A or B in Physical Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, and Quantum Mechanics.
  • Research experiences (REU, internships, or similar).
  • TOEFL scores of 100 or higher (if from a non-English speaking country). 
  • Applied directly to the PhD programs (Physics or Space Sciences).
  • Research interests aligned with our faculty. 

The GRE is NOT required, however good scores in the general exam and the physics subject exam will be viewed favorably.

View our Informational Flyer.

The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Tech offers students a solid foundation in the physical sciences with the personalized attention of our 16 full-time faculty. Our department was the first in the country to offer a degree in Space Sciences, and we are still among only a handful that offers this degree today. Our graduates obtain employment at NASA, in the private-sector industry, and academia.

We offer our students unique real-world learning opportunities in the following research areas:

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology
  • Atmospheric Electricity
  • High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics
  • Laser Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Planetary Science and Space Physics

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