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About the GPP in Physics

The UC Riverside GPP in Physics allows you to take upper division courses at UCR to prepare for the master's degree or PhD that you want. The Physics Department's mission is to maintain a research and teaching environment that integrates research in several subfields of physics and astronomy and infuses that research into undergraduate and graduate education. In research, we seek greater understanding of the origin and structure of the universe, and the basic interactions which govern it. We seek atomic and molecular scale understanding of condensed and biological material systems and to provide the nucleus of interaction between materials, biological, and environmental science and engineering researchers at UCR.


Receive a transcript from one of the best public university systems in the U.S., the University of California (UC)

  • Get recommendation letters from renowned professors
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from your home university and prepare for your master's degree or PhD at a top U.S. institution.
  • Immerse yourself in cultural and educational experiences in the U.S.


You will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of internationally-renowned professors from a range of physics specialties. To learn more about this distinguished faculty, see the Physics Presentation.

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3 years of study at home university

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10 weeks of Scientific Writing and Summer Research

One-year senior class (36 units)

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Any of the following options:
1) UCR graduate program
2) Graduate program at another university
3) One year of O.P.T. in the U.S.

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