Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pick an advisor?

Usually, you pick an advisor that works in a sub-discipline in which you are interested. In addition, you should seek a person whom you respect and who respects you.

What can I do after graduate school?

Our graduates are in a variety of professions. Some go on to academic careers while others choose government or industrial work.

How much time does it require to get a graduate degree at Howard?

The national average is about 6 years for a doctoral degree in physics. The physics program at Howard on average requires the same amount of time.