Graduate Outcomes

Physics

First Destinations

  • 44% Employment
  • 39% Graduate School
  • 7% Post-Graduate Service
  • 5% Fellowships
  • 0% Continuing Education
  • 5% 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

  • 10% Completely
  • 50% Moderately
  • 30% Slightly
  • 10% 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 astronomy Evanston, IL
Northwestern University PhD materials science & engineering Evanston, IL
Northwestern University PhD mechanical engineering Chicago, IL
The Ohio State University PhD astrophysics Columbus, OH
Oregon State University PhD civil engineering Corvallis, OR
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 Hawaii MS civil engineering Honolulu, HI
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
University of Wisconsin MS electrical engineering Madison, WI
Wayne State University PhD medical physics Detroit, MI
76%
76% 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
AmeriCorps Waterloo, IA
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
37%
Physics

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Apruve  computing/information systems Minneapolis, MN 
Cardiff University research/development/science Cardiff, UK 
College Kickstart computing/info systems Pleasanton, CA
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 
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company Honolulu, HI
Higher Logic computing/information systems Washington, DC 
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies business admin/management Chicago, IL
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies education Prague, Czech Republic
IMAP (Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute) research/development/science  Solola, Guatemala 
Iowa Learning Farms agriculture Ames, IA 
Katherine W. Davis Foundation social services  Pachitulul, Guatemala  
Medical College of Wisconsin research/science Milwaukee, WI
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory research/science Pasadena, CA
New Mexico Tech research/development/science Socorro, NM 
Papageorgiou General Hospital healthcare Thessaloniki, Greece 
PermaCity Solar Construction research/development/science Santa Monica, CA 
TrustRadius business admin/management Grinnell, IA
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
81%
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 
California institute of Technology planetary physics Pasadena, CA
Cardiff University physics Cardiff, UK 
CERN particle physics Geneva, Switzerland 
Clemson University mathematics Clemson, SC 
Cornell University Theoretical astrophysics Ithaca, NY 
East Carolina University biomechanics Greenville, NC
Florida State University physics Tallahassee, FL
Georgia Institute of Technology seismology Atlanta, GA 
Iowa State University microfluidics Ames, IA 
MD Anderson Cancer Center biomedical imaging Houston, TX 
Montana State University solar physics Bozeman, MT
National Institute of Standards and Technology structural engineering Gaithersburg, MD
New Jersey Institute of Technology biomedical engineering & tissue modeling Newark, NJ 
North Carolina State University soil physics Raleigh, NC
Northwestern University materials science Evanston, IL 
Oak Ridge National Lab chemistry Oak Ridge, TN
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 Colorado solar physics Boulder, CO
University of Iowa gamma ray astronomy Iowa City, IA 
University of Iowa physics 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 South Carolina photolithography Columbia, SC
University of Wyoming high redshift quasars Laramie, WY 
US Naval Research Laboratory medical physics Haiku, HI 
Service
44%
Off-Campus Study
25%

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