Graduate Program


We offer a program leading to a Master of Science in basic physics or applied physics as well as a Ph.D. in physics. We also offer a teaching emphasis for secondary education. 

Well-qualified juniors or seniors planning on going to graduate school or first-year graduate students may consider applying for an NSF Graduate Fellowship or a National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship. The typical due date for these programs is November. Contact the assistant chair or director of graduate studies for more information.

There are also a number of NIU awards and scholarships. Our department offers several scholarships

Master of Science

Ph.D. Program

Research Opportunities