APS Bridge Program

University of South Florida

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Program Contact:
Garrett Matthews
Physics Department
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620

A flexible 1 or 2 year bridge program focused in the areas of condensed matter physics, biophysics, and optics. We use individualized advising, and employ a faculty and peer mentor to help ensure success. Students enter research labs immediately, and take courses to solidify undergraduate physics. Many graduate level electives (experimental and computational) are offered without advanced physics prerequisites, allowing students to make immediate progress toward meeting the PhD requirements. A Professional Development course that focuses on grant/fellowship writing, leadership, collaboration, ethics, and other essential skills is a cornerstone of the program.