APS Bridge Program

North Dakota State University

Program Contact:
Alan Denton
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Department of Physics
North Dakota State University
PO Box 6050, Dept. 2755 Fargo, ND
(701) 231-7036

Alan Denton

The Department of Physics at NDSU is a mid-sized department of 13 faculty with a strong research focus on soft condensed matter physics, biophysics, computational physics, nanomaterials, and Physics Education Research. Our faculty are also actively engaged in interdisciplinary research within a graduate program in Materials & Nanotechnology and a STEM Education Ph.D. program. In addition to our regular Master's and Ph.D. programs, we offer a two-year Master's degree Bridge Program designed to prepare students for doctoral studies or careers in industry. All admitted students are financially supported as teaching or research assistants and receive a full tuition waiver. Our moderate size and unique research focus create many opportunities for student-faculty interactions, from small classes to interdisciplinary research projects to outreach events. Students in our program receive personal mentoring and are strongly encouraged and supported to attend and present at conferences and workshops. Our graduate and undergraduate student groups (Grad Phi and SPS) regularly organize social events and outreach activities. As an institution, NDSU is recognized by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 2 percent of accredited schools in the U.S. Fargo, the largest and fastest growing city in North Dakota, is the core of a metropolitan area with a population of about 220,000 and a vibrant cultural and arts scene.