Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)

After selecting a general field of research, each doctoral student must find a faculty researcher in that field to supervise his or her dissertation research. This is usually arranged after the completion of the preliminary examination and generally no later than the end of the second year of graduate study. To that end, first year graduate students are encouraged to enroll in a seminar course, Physics 251 (Introduction to Graduate Research) where research supervisors present current research opportunities in their fields and attend the annual poster session in the fall.

GSR eligibility requirements:

1) 3.1 GPA;
2) maximum of 2 incomplete grades;
3) register and enroll in 12 units by the third week of classes