Graduate Degree Program

Academic Bulletin

Ph.D. Degree

The Ph.D. degree is awarded to those students who have satisfied the faculty that their knowledge of, and insight into, physics and their demonstrated ability in planning and carrying out research publishable in standard refereed physics journals have prepared them for a scholarly career in physics with the potential for continued professional growth and achievement. The primary means of demonstrating this is a dissertation based on original research carried out by the student. M.S. degree students who have finished their M.S. degree at USC and want to continue with the USC Ph.D. program should apply to the Admissions Committee.