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a)   Prepare master’s students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of PV science and technology;
b)   Complement the science education through management course work directly relevant to business aspects of manufacturing.
c)   Expose students to a range of research activities on the UT campus in laboratories of world-expert faculty in PV.
d)   Place the students as interns in PV manufacturing facilities for six months to enhance their practical training and employability.

Study Plan (37 credit hours total)

PSM-PVCurriculum Revamp

The PSM-PV is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, an Engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical), or a closely-related field.

Application Information

Undergraduate GPA 2.7 or better (competitive).  Provide official transcript and 3 letters of recommendation. Due to Covid-19, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Exam is not required for Fall 2021; GRE subject test in Physics is strongly encouraged. 

Deadline: Completed applications for Fall admission for the next school year to the PSM-PV program should be submitted to the Graduate School by the preceding January 31* date to be considered in the first round.  *[Note - for all other Physics and Astronomy graduate programs, the application deadline remains Jan. 15.]

International students: TOEFL iBT ≥80 (iBT strongly preferred), with a minimum Speaking score of 22.

Assistantships: Applications for Fall admissions offer up to two Choose Ohio First scholarships (open only to Ohio residents;  includes assistantship stipend plus tuition waiver).  A limited number of competitive assistantships are open to non-Ohio residents.  For additional information, see the Financial Assistance page.

To apply for admission, go to the College of Graduate Studies Admissions and choose “Regular Admissions Application” (you will be applying to a Main Campus program).

Inquiries: Prof. Nikolas Podraza,

Last Updated: 11/13/20