FSU Physics Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program

This program helps talented students who lack preparation in some areas of undergraduate physics (including the GRE) to transition into Florida State University's physics PhD program, or similar programs elsewhere in the U.S.

Bridge Program fellows, graduate mentors and faculty, September 2014.Bridge Program fellows, graduate mentors and faculty, September 2014.

A recent grant from the American Physical Society (APS) provides support for two Bridge Program (BP) fellows each year. These fellows will initially be appointed as research interns at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) in the summer prior to enrollment in the physics graduate program.

All students admitted to the FSU physics graduate program receive a full stipend (either teaching or research assistantships) and tuition support. Thanks to generous support from the FSU administration (College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School), APS-funded BP students do not have to teach until their second year in the BP, freeing up time for research.

Details

In the first academic year, students needing additional preparation in Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, or Statistical Mechanics will have the option to take one or more advanced undergraduate course prior to enrolling in the core graduate courses. In the second year, BP students will enroll in a mix of core graduate courses and research credit, and will qualify for a thesis-based MS degree. Any student who is successful in this course of studies and research will be offered admission into the FSU physics PhD program. This is expected to be true for essentially any other physics PhD program in the U.S.

How to Apply

Applications for the APS BP Fellowships should be submitted online via the American Physical Society Bridge Program website. The application deadline is March 21, 2016.

For More Information

Contacts:

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Last modified on 4 February 2016