Current Graduate Students
Current ND Physics graduate students can find a number of resources on this page, from important information regarding examinations and teaching assistantships and links to university-wide resources. There are also links to various PDF files such as the Guide for Graduate Students and the Academic Code.
If you have a question and can't find what you need on this page, email the physics graduate program coordinator, Shari Herman, email@example.com.
Guide for Graduate Students
Online Oral Candidacy & Defense Exam Information
Need Writing Help?
On the login page, select the "Physics Research Writing Consultant" to reach our private calendar. Appointments can be either half an hour or an hour long and can be done either in-person or over Zoom.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, the physics research writing consultant is Charlotte Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can reach out to her by email with any questions.
Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program
The Department of Physics is one of seven departments and programs at Notre Dame that offers the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering doctoral degree. Incoming students who are interested in the program should follow the department’s admissions process, with details available at graduateschool.nd.edu. To successfully complete the Materials Science and Engineering degree, students will be required to complete their home department requirements, nine hours of materials science courses, and a materials science-focused doctoral thesis. Students who successfully complete this programming will earn a “Physics: Materials Science and Engineering" degree.
Discuss your interest in the Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program with our Department DGS or DGA. For more information, please visit nano.nd.edu/materials-science.
Summer Course Information
he 2022 summer course consists of three, three-week segments:
- PHYS 67001 Review of Physics A: Mechanics & Thermodynamics - TBD
- PHYS 67002 Review of Physics B: Electromagnetism - TBD
- PHYS 67003 Review of Physics C: Quantum Mechanics TBD
Preliminary Examination Dates
2022 Fall Preliminary Examination Dates
- Part A: Mechanics & Thermodynamics - TBD
- Part B: Electromagnetism - TBD
- Part C: Quantum Mechanics - TBD
Preliminary Exams are held in 184 Nieuwland Science from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Read a description of Review of Physics Summer Course from the Guide for Graduate Students: Summer Course Information (pdf file)
2022 Spring Preliminary Examination Dates: TBD
Archive of past ND Physics Preliminary Examinations and solutions (for current graduate students and faculty): Exam and Solution Archives
For Teaching Assistants (TAs)
- Graduate School - for current students
- Graduate Student Union
- Graduate Career Services
- English for Academic Purposes
- Office of Residence Life and Housing
- Academic Year Calendar from Office of the Registrar