Graduate Outcomes

Physics

First Destinations

  • 41% Employment
  • 39% Graduate School
  • 7% Post-Graduate Service
  • 7% Fellowships
  • 0% Continuing Education
  • 6% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • New York, NY
  • Pasadena, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

Employment

Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 0% Completely
  • 67% Moderately
  • 17% Slightly
  • 17% Not at All

Graduate Schools

Physics

Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Brown University PhD computer science Providence, RI
California Institute of Technology PhD physics Pasadena, CA
Cornell University PhD applied physics Ithaca, NY
Iowa State University MS civil engineering Ames, IA
Missouri State University MS physics, astronomy, materials science Springfield, MO
Northwestern University PhD mechanical engineering Chicago, IL
The Ohio State University PhD astrophysics Columbus, OH
Universität Heidelberg MSc physics Heidelberg, Germany
University of California PhD materials science Santa Barbara, CA
University of California PhD physics Davis, CA
University of Chicago PhD astronomy Chicago, IL
University of Chicago PhD astrophysics Chicago, IL
University of Colorado PhD physics Boulder, CO
University of Massachusetts PhD medical physics Lowell, MA
University of Minnesota PhD computer science Minneapolis, MN
University of Texas PhD electrical and computer engineering Austin, TX
Wayne State University PhD medical physics Detroit, MI
91%
91% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program

Service

Organization

  • City Year
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Physics

Service Data

Organization Location
City Year Boston, MA
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights San Francisco, CA
Noel Community Arts School Denver, CO

Fellowships

Organization

  • New York University in Shanghai
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation
Physics

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
New York University in Shanghai Shanghai, China
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Bosnia, India, Peru, Thailand

Experiential Learning

Internships
36%
Physics

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Apruve computing/information systems Minneapolis, MN
Cardiff University research/development/science Cardiff, UK
Community Boards social services San Francisco, CA
Community Power Network government/public service Washington, DC
DCS corp (contractor for NRL) research/development/science Washington, DC
Goldman Sachs computing/information systems Jersey City, NJ
Higher Logic computing/information systems Washington, DC
IMAP (Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute) research/development/science Solola, Guatemala
Iowa Learning Farms agriculture Ames, IA
Katherine W. Davis Foundation social services Pachitulul, Guatemala
New Mexico Tech research/development/science Socorro, NM
Papageorgiou General Hospital healthcare Thessaloniki, Greece
PermaCity Solar Construction research/development/science Santa Monica, CA
Underscore Theatre Company communications Chicago, IL
Universal Building Systems business administration/management Golden Valley, MN
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services research/development/science Olympia, WA
Research
82%
Physics

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Aachen University thermal stability of glass fibers Aachen, Germany
Argonne National Laboratory wear and friction properties of novel hydrocarbon lubricants Lemont, IL
Brookhaven National Laboratory quantum yield of novel scintillating fluids Upton, NY
Califorinia Institute of Technology gravitational wave physics Pasadena, CA
Cardiff University physics Cardiff, UK
CERN particle physics Geneva, Switzerland
Clemson University mathematics Clemson, SC
Cornell University Theoretical astrophysics Ithaca, NY
Georgia Institute of Technology seismology Atlanta, GA
Iowa State University microfluidics Ames, IA
MD Anderson Cancer Center biomedical imaging Houston, TX
New Jersey Institute of Technology biomedical engineering & tissue modeling Newark, NJ
Northwestern University materials science Evanston, IL
Purdue University geophysics West Lafayette, IN
Southern Illinois University electronic properties of two-dimensional solids Carbondale, IL
Stanford University materials science Menlo Park, CA
The University of Iowa optics and EE Iowa City, IA
Universität Koblenz-Landau physics Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
Université Pierre et Marie Curie chemistry Paris, France
University of Chicago quantum physics Chicago, IL
University of Iowa physics Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa gamma ray astronomy Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas physics Lawrence, KS
University of Minnesota novel machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition Minneapolis, MN
University of Notre Dame group theoretic methods in nuclear physics South Bend, IN
University of Pennsylvania computer vision Philadelphia, PA
University of Wyoming high redshift quasars Laramie, WY
US Naval Research Laboratory medical physics Haiku, HI
Service
32%
Off-Campus Study
25%

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