The Department of Physics offers graduate programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees. The Department is located in Sharp Laboratory, which houses a physics library, research and teaching laboratories, a fully equipped and staffed machine shop, and an electronics shop.
The faculty of the Graduate Program are involved in a variety of experimental and theoretical research activities focused on the areas of condensed matter and materials physics, atomic and molecular physics, astronomy, astrophysics, space physics, and high energy physics. In-house experimental research laboratories are well equipped for studies of condensed and molecular matter. Off-campus research activities involve high altitude balloon flights, a worldwide network of neutron monitors, ultra-high energy cosmic ray and solar flare observatories in Antarctica, and gamma-ray telescopes in Arizona. Faculty also conduct research at national laboratories, both in the U.S. and abroad, and make frequent use of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories.
The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2016-17 is $1,720 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.