Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard P. Feynman

Graduate Program in Physics


Graduate Program   Degree Programs   Admission Requirements   Financial Support   Course Offerings


Graduate credit is given for courses offered at the 500- and 600-level.  Courses at the 500-level are designed for students requiring advanced undergraduate material that they have not covered, prior to entering 600-level course work.  Twelve semester hours of work at the 600-level or above must be completed. 


For all official information and course descriptions, please consult the Miami Bulletin.


Schedule of Graduate Courses

Course Name Course Number(s) Offered
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics PHY 521 Spring semester, even years
Physics for Medicine and Biology PHY 522 Spring, odd years
Materials Physics PHY 523 Fall, even years
Nano-Scale Science & Technology PHY 527 Spring, odd years
Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics PHY 537 Fall
Optics and Laser Physics PHY 541 Spring, even years
Spectroscopy PHY 542 Spring, odd years
Classical Mechanics PHY 551 Fall
Electromagnetic Theory PHY 561 Spring
Seismology PHY 567 Spring
Advanced Electronics PHY 571 Fall, odd years
Gravitation and Space Time PHY 581 Offered on demand
Mathematical Methods in Physics PHY583 Fall
Special Topics PHY 620 Offered on demand
Solid State Physics PHY 623 Fall, odd years
Adv. Kinetic Theory & Statistical Mechanics PHY 642 Spring, even years
Quantum and Nonlinear Optics PHY 651 Spring (alternates w/ PHY 692)
Electromagnetism PHY 671 Spring, odd years
Advanced Mathematical Physics PHY 681 Offered on demand
Modern Quantum Physics PHY 691 Fall
Modern Quantum Physics II PHY 692 Spring (alternates w/ PHY 651)