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Physics Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy




On campus


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Gain the kind of leading-edge research experience that’s coveted by academic and industrial employers alike in the Stevens physics Ph.D. program.

Our Department of Physics is committed to advancing both science and scientists. Here, you’ll deepen and broaden your understanding of technology and physical science while learning about the latest experiential and theoretical innovations in these fields.

Stevens’ physics faculty are leaders in their fields that attract significant government and industry funding, are well-published in high-profile journals, and have created patents and several start-up companies. Through resources like the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering and the nation’s first campus hybrid quantum-communications network, you can conduct research spanning from quantum foundations to applied quantum chips.

The Department of Physics offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research in collaboration within and beyond the New York City metropolitan area. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting, including:

  • Nonlinear On-Chip Quantum Photonics

  • Topological Physics

  • 2D Materials

  • Coherence Optics

  • Quantum Machine Learning

  • Quantum LIDAR

  • Quantum Gravity

  • Other Fundamental and Applied Research Themes

Stevens graduate students have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on research experience by working closely with our expert faculty in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Hands-On Physics Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning. Faculty in the department are at the forefront of research and entrepreneurship. Many hold patents in emerging technology, including sensors and optics. Learn more about research in the Department of Physics.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens enjoys strong partnerships with leading universities and research centers in the region and around the world, and many physics Ph.D. students receive job offers as professors and postdoctoral researchers immediately upon graduation. Our students also take advantage of Stevens’ proximity to New York City’s financial industry hub and its thriving start-up community for research collaborations, networking and employment opportunities.

More Advantages to Our Program 

  • Opportunities to work on formative, breakthrough research alongside Stevens’ renowned faculty

  • Doctoral students may join the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE) and participate in building the quantum internet

  • Local proximity to established collaborations with other universities

  • Experience working in or with national research centers

  • A guest speaker series that brings real-world experience to the program

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