Department of Physics and Astronomy



Dr Chandar and grad studentsThe University of Toledo graduate programs in the Department of Physics and Astronomy develop a strong and broad foundation in fundamental physics, while simultaneously teaching mathematical and problem-solving skills necessary to advance knowledge of our physical world. Coursework is tailored to your specific area of research concentration, with flexibility so that you acquire the skills necessary to complete an innovative, important and original thesis research project. 

In the Ph.D. in Physics program students take courses from the core curriculum during the first and second years. While some students may begin research immediately (oftentimes in addition to coursework and teaching assistant duties), they will typically join a research group starting the summer following the first year. Following the 2nd year students will be primarily focused on their thesis research with their faculty advisor, ultimately defending their thesis once they have mastered a substantial body of innovative research.

UToledo also offers a M.S. in Physics with concentrations in photovoltaics and materials science.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a long tradition of preparing our graduate degree recipients to launch successful, rewarding careers. Students can count on the best possible mentoring from their Ph.D. research advisors - see list of recent graduates

For more information, please see our pages for prospective students and for current students.

Contact Information:

Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program

Professor Randy Ellingson
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
MS# 111
The University of Toledo

2801 W. Bancroft St. 
Toledo, OH 43606
Ph: 419.530.3874

Department of Physics & Astronomy:

Main Campus
McMaster Hall, MS 111
Dept. Office:  2nd Floor, Room 2017
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
Ph:  419.530.2241
Fax: 419.530.2723


Last Updated: 9/13/23