Graduate students in physics at Baylor University experience the benefits of a major American university, large enough to support a superior academic program while still allowing opportunities only available within a close-knit community of scholars. A campus population of about 14,000, with a graduate student population of almost 11%, allows Baylor graduate students to enjoy close working relationships with their major professors.
Graduate students are involved at every level of the research process and have almost unlimited access to their major professor. In addition, they are involved in a variety of teaching activities thus enhancing their opportunities for later employment at the university level.
The Physics Department offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree and both thesis and non-thesis master's of science and master's of arts degrees. Current enrollment for advanced degrees is approximately 30 students from all over the world (including Sri Lanka, China, and Nepal). Experimental research within the department focuses on atomic, molecular, nuclear, elementary particle, plasma, surface and space physics. Various theoretical groups are researching astrophysics, cosmology, gravity, high energy particle physics, nuclear, quantum-optical, solid-state and space physics.