Department of Physics and Astronomy


McMaster Hall and Ritter ObservatoryThe University of Toledo graduate programs in 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.  Your 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 PhD program, you will 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), you will typically join a research group starting the summer following the first year.  Following your 2nd year, you will be primarily focused on your thesis research with your faculty advisor, ultimately defending your thesis once you have mastered a substantial body of innovative research.  UT also offers Masters level programs, with possible concentrations on photovoltaics and materials science.  Our department has a long tradition of preparing our graduate degree recipients to launch successful, rewarding careers.  They 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:

For Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program
and information please contact:

Professor Nikolas Podraza
Dept. of Physics and AstronomyMS# 111
The University of Toledo

2801 W. Bancroft St. 
Toledo, OH 43606 

Ph: 419.530.3708

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: 7/18/20