Physics Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in the Department of Physics Offer Access to New York and Widen your Career Options

In the Department of Physics, you'll master fundamental concepts and techniques while becoming fluent in the latest experimental and theoretical innovations in the field of physics.

You’ll explore elements of the physical world and conduct formative research alongside professors in cutting-edge fields, ranging from atomic, molecular and optical physics to quantum science and engineering. Faculty–student collaborations in advanced research labs and centers yield new knowledge that increases our understanding of the material world and positively impacts society.

Stevens’ proximity to New York City — a world-class academic, corporate, tech startup and financial hub — connects you with leading employers on the lookout for top talent.

Explore our graduate programs

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Training the Next Generation of Quantum Engineers

Stevens Department of Physics' focus on quantum technologies aims to fill the talent gap for engineers who can help develop futuristic quantum computers, imaging, AI, communications applications and more which operate on quantum mechanics and nanoscale physics-based technology.

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Stevens Success Story: Jiuyi Zhang M.S. ’21 Ph.D. ’23

Jiuyi Zhang M.S. ’21 Ph.D. ’23 received top scientific recognition for his work with integrated photonic circuits, helping to advance NASA satellite technology.

Program Features

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Lectures and Seminars

The department periodically invites a preeminent scientist for a sequence of informal talks and formal lectures. Awareness of recent developments in your field is an important component of professional development. Therefore, attendance at seminars is required of all graduate students enrolled full-time in degree programs, and all doctoral students.

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Student Organizations

Stevens is home to a number of graduate student societies. Within each department, these organizations foster collaborative student relationships to help you find friends and to provide a sense of home while you're away from home.

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Quantum Learning Space and Testing Facilities

The Stevens Quantum Space welcomes all students to learn, design and test innovative ideas based on the latest quantum technologies. Our state-of-the-art facilities promote innovative quantum engineering and provide a multiscale testbed for analyzing and testing new quantum devices and techniques.

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International Students

International students from more than 60 countries are welcomed not only by the Stevens campus community, but also by the city of Hoboken, our charming home city that is just minutes from all that New York City has to offer.

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Financial Aid

Your estimated cost of attendance includes many things — tuition is only one part of the equation. Examine the information that will help you estimate your graduate education costs.

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Assistantships and Fellowships

Stevens offers funding to select graduate students in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships. Limited in number, these highly competitive opportunities are awarded to exceptional candidates based on merit.

Research and Teaching

The Department of Physics conducts formative research in cutting-edge areas such as quantum systems, nanophotonics and optics.

Our department is also home to the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, where innovative research, development and education bring quantum solutions to all corners of society.

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Graduate Admissions

Questions? Visit the Graduate Admissions web page. Ready to take the next step? Apply below.

Center for Student Success

The department’s Center for Student Success team is dedicated to furthering the Stevens mission of student-centricity by fostering academic and leadership development, career readiness and personal growth in all graduate students enrolled in our programs. 

Our team ensures that you have all the resources you need to succeed during your time at Stevens and beyond. Our personalized academic advising model and robust series of events and programs will introduce you to cutting-edge research, industry partners and alumni networks.