Graduate Outcomes

Physics

First Destinations

  • 38% Employment
  • 54% Graduate School
  • 3% Post-Graduate Service
  • 2% Fellowships
  • 0% Continuing Education
  • 3% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Madison, WI
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Employment

Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 18% Completely
  • 64% Moderately
  • 18% Slightly
  • 0% Not at All

Graduate Schools

Physics

Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Boston University PhD materials science Boston, MA
California Institute of Technology PhD theoretical chemistry Pasadena, CA
Columbia University PhD astronomy New York, NY
Georgia Institute of Technology MS aerospace engineering Atlanta, GA
Harvard University PhD astronomy Cambridge, MA
Iowa State University MS materials science & engineering Ames, IA
Northwestern University PhD astronomy Evanston, IL
Northwestern University PhD materials science & engineering Evanston, IL
Northwestern University PhD physics Evanston, IL
Oregon State University PhD civil engineering Corvallis, OR
Princeton University PhD science, technology & environmental policy Princeton, NJ
Purdue University PhD chemistry West Lafayette, IN
University of Alberta MS electrical & computer engineering Edmonton, Canada
University of California MEng environmental health engineering Berkeley, CA
University of California PhD physical chemistry Berkeley, CA
University of California PhD physical chemistry Berkeley, CA
University of California PhD physics Davis, CA
University of Edinburgh MSc physics Edinburgh, UK
University of Georgia MA classics Athens, GA
University of Hawaii MS civil engineering Honolulu, HI
University of Illinois MS accountancy Champaign, IL
University of Illinois MS nuclear, plasma & radiological engineering Urbana, IL
University of Illinois PhD materials science & engineering Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Iowa MAT science Iowa City, IA
University of Minnesota JD law Minneapolis, MN
University of New Hampshire PhD physics Durham, NH
University of Science & Technology of China MBA business administration Hefei, China
University of St. Thomas MDiv philosophy St. Paul, MN
University of Texas PhD computer science Austin, TX
University of Wisconsin MS electrical engineering Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin PhD biophysics Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin PhD physics Madison, WI
81%
81% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program

Service

Organization

  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank
  • Peace Corps
Physics

Service Data

Organization Location
Northeast Iowa Food Bank Waterloo, IA
Peace Corps Chengdu, China

Fellowships

Physics

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA

Experiential Learning

Internships
37%
Physics

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
B3 Group Inc. computing/technology Hernden, VA
BRCK computing/technology Nairobi, Kenya
Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute environment/sustainability Kingston, Jamaica
CAVU Biotherapies research/science Houston, TX
College Kickstart computing/technology Pleasanton, CA
Commonwealth Edison, Inc. research/science Chicago, IL
Dash Arts creative/performing arts London, UK
Datavant computing/technology San Francisco, CA
Emera Caribbean Ltd. environment/sustainability Bridgetown, Barbados
FamilyWise social services Minneapolis, MN
Fermilab research/science Batavia, IL
GINKIO sales/marketing Paris, France
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company business administration/management Honolulu, HI
Hertie School of Governance education Berlin, Germany
History Factory sales/marketing Washington, DC
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies business administration/management Chicago, IL
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies education Prague, Czechia
Medical College of Wisconsin research/science Milwaukee, WI
MidCap Financial Services, LLC finance Bethesda, MD
Morningstar finance Washington, DC
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center research/science Greenbelt, MD
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory research/science Pasadena, CA
Oppenheim and Zebrak Law, LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
Paktronix Systems LLC data science/analytics Omaha, NE
PD Aerospace research/science Aichi, Japan
Powerley computing/technology Royal Oak, MI
Space Telescope Science Institute research/science Baltimore, MD
The University of Tokyo research/science Tokyo, Japan
TPI Composites computing/technology Newton, IA
TrustRadius business administration/management Grinnell, IA
Washington University in St. Louis research/science St. Louis, MO
Research
83%
Physics

Research Data

Organization Field Location
California Institute of Technology gravitational waves Pasadena, CA
California institute of Technology planetary physics Pasadena, CA
CERN particle physics Geneva, Switzerland
Chinese Academy of Sciences chemistry Beijing, China
Cornell University physics Ithaca, NY
Department of Energy materials science Ames, IA
East Carolina University biomechanics Greenville, NC
Florida State University physics Tallahassee, FL
Harvard University astronomy Cambridge, MA
Montana State University solar physics Bozeman, MT
Morehead State University satellite development Morehead, KY
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center astronomy Greenbelt, MD
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center heliophysics Huntsville, AL
National Institute of Standards and Technology structural engineering Gaithersburg, MD
National Renewable Energy Laboratory geothermal energy Golden, CO
North Carolina State University soil physics Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University virtual world generation for interactive games Raleigh, NC
Northwestern University materials science Evanston, IL
Oak Ridge National Lab chemistry Oak Ridge, TN
Oak Ridge National Laboratory machine learning in computational chemistry Oak Ridge, TN
Oak Ridge National Laboratory materials science Oak Ridge, TN
Oregon State University robotics Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University robotics Corvallis, OR
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory runaway electrons Princeton, NJ
Princeton University physical oceanography remote
South Dakota State University perovskite solar cells Brookings, SD
Space Telescope Science Institute exoplanetary astronomy Baltimore, MD
Stanford University robotics Stanford, CA
University of California electrical engineering Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado solar and space physics Boulder, CO
University of Colorado solar physics Boulder, CO
University of Michigan particle physics Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota material science Minneapolis, MN
University of South Carolina photolithography Columbia, SC
University of Texas materials science Dallas, TX
University of Wisconsin astroparticle physics Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin C++ modeling of neutrino particle collisions River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin lithium ion battery physical chemistry Madison, WI
Virginia Tech neutrino physics Blacksburg, VA
Zhejiang University of Technology historic businesses Hangzhou, China
Service
66%
Off-Campus Study
32%

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