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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi
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    We invite you to request more information about any of the degree programs we offer. Check out our Flickr photostream to see some of the people and activities going on in our department.

    The University of Mississippi is proud to host the 2024 Belle II Summer Workshop!

    UM Physicists Bolster Search for New Physics with Updated Measurements from Muon g-2 Experiment!

    Undergraduate Program in Physics

    After becoming well-trained in critical thinking and problem solving, many physics majors move on to computational programs, engineering programs, medical schools, or even business or law degrees. The department also offers a special major for life science (premed) students leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Our B.A. graduates have exceptionally high acceptance rates (over 95%) at medical schools. An average of 30 undergraduate physics majors are enrolled in any given semester. Apply now!

    Graduate Program in Physics

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers Master’s and PhD degrees in Physics, and all students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support. The University of Mississippi carries the R1 Carnegie designation reserved for doctoral universities with the highest level of research activity. More than 40 graduate students are enrolled in our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Apply now!

    Learn more about what department members do:

    Muon g-2 detector at Fermilab

    Muon g-2 detector at Fermilab. Photo courtesy Fermilab.

    Comet Neowise

    This photo of Comet Neowise, was taken by Physics Graduate student Sumeet Kulkarni