PhD in Physics
With no area of specialization required, students in the Physics PhD program can explore research areas before selecting a faculty advisor. In addition, students are guaranteed five years of support.
MS in Physics – Quantum Computing
The first program of its kind in the U.S., our accelerated MS in Physics – Quantum Computing can be completed in just 12 months, rapidly preparing graduates for employment in this high-growth field. Flexible academic plans are also available.
Fall 2024 UW Graduate School applications will be available in mid-September 2024. UW Physics Graduate application deadlines are:
PhD — December 15, 2023
MSPQC — March 15, 2024
Welcome to graduate studies in Physics at the UW–Madison!
Our doctoral program has been awarding PhDs in Physics since 1899, and is currently training ~180 students in all areas of physics. Our M.S. in Physics – Quantum Computing is the first program of its kind in the nation, enrolling the first cohort in Fall 2019.
Interested students may apply for both programs, but please note the PhD and MSPQC programs have different deadlines. You can apply for three graduate programs at UW–Madison with just one application fee!
Please contact us about our programs, department, graduate studies at UW–Madison, or graduate student life and life in Madison at the following email
Connect With Us!
Please join us at any of the following events we will be attending in the coming months:
- UW-Madison Graduate School Virtual Open House: July 2023 (TBA)
- SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, October 26 – 28, 2023 in Portland, OR
- NSBP Conference November 2023, Dates & Location TBA
- Inquire about the MS in Physics-Quantum Computing program!