Department of Physics

Department News

American Institute of Physics lists WIU Physics Department as one of the Top Master Degree Producing Departments in the country!

Oct 1, 2008

The most recent AIP report has our department tied in the 7th position in a list of the top 13 MS degree producing physics departments in the country among Master-only institutions.

About three years ago we undertook a total revamping of our MS program to make it more modern and competitive, as well as up to date with the demands of the job market and the expectations of strong PhD programs in the country. The revamping process included curricular and research improvement. The new MS offers a wide variety of attractive research opportunities to the students through the strengthening of the existing research efforts and the development of new forefront research areas like Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (experiment and theory).

Our top standing in the AIP report attests to the success of the department efforts, the quality of our MS program and the commitment of our faculty.