Physics PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

Students choose physics at UB because it combines excellence with diversity. By acquiring a rigorous foundation of basic knowledge and skills, as well as hands-on research experience, our graduates are equipped with the necessary tools to embark in any career which values technical aptitude and analytical thinking, as well as the ability to adapt to changes. Most of our graduates are employed as university or college faculty, or in senior technical or managerial positions in industrial, commercial, or research institutions.

Program Contact

Jenny Russell
244 Math Building
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-8782
Fax: 716-645-5039

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.