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Doctor of Philosophy in Physics - Condensed Matter Virginia Tech



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The Virginia Tech Department of Physics was established in 1872 and has since guided hundreds of graduate students to successful careers. The department consists of over 30 core faculty dedicated to research in a broad array of areas including Condensed Matter, High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astronomical Sciences, and Biophysics. Specific areas of concentration include Soft Condensed Matter, Neutrinos, String Theory, and Quantum Information. Our graduate students have gone onto to establish distinguished careers at academic institutions, companies, and as independent entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.

The Department has internationally recognized excellence in experimental and/or theoretical aspects of astronomical, biological, condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics. This research is supported by collaborations with researchers across Virginia Tech and at outside institutions of higher learning.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy in Physics - Condensed Matter.

Full Time (90 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$14,208.00 (10,41,233) per year

USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

We expect a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Further, TOEFL scores of 20 or greater in Listening, Writing, Speaking, and Reading subsections are required.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Jan 05.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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