• Degree: PhD
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Science
  • Department: Physics

Program Description

To obtain PhD degree in Physics, the student should successfully complete a total of 40 credit hours; including 18 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 3.0 and successfully defend the dissertation (22 credit hours) in no less than three years. Moreover, the student has to pass a comprehensive exam after passing at least 15 credit hours of courses before registration of his/her dissertation.


Chairperson: Prof. Ramadan Awad

Professors: Prof. Mahmoud El Korek

Associate Professors:  Dr. Salem Marhaba, Dr. Mohamad Salem Badawi

Assistant Professors: Dr. Walid Malaeb

Part-time Lecturers:  Dr. Ali Kaafarani, Dr. Omar Deeb, Dr. Ali Al Zein, Dr. Hadi Basma, Dr. Mohammad Hamady, Dr. Sally Shawa, Dr. Diana Elhajar, Dr. Ola Kerhani, Mr. Adnan Tayyara

The Physics Department strives to maintain an active research program with an emphasis on both experimental and theoretical studies. The graduate degree programs aim to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at the university level or for research related jobs in industrial or governmental organizations.

  • Demonstrate professional awareness of the complexity and limitations of knowledge, methods, data and interpretations.
  • Apply knowledge of physics and the quantitative and critical skills of a physicist to find, identify, assess, investigate, interpret and solve complex, open-ended problems of a physical science nature.
  • Formulate testable scientific hypotheses, indicating the awareness of the current problems and situated within the body of knowledge of a field of physics or applied physics.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Develop and undertake a research implementation plan using the appropriate Literature and possibly laboratory and/or computational techniques.

To obtain Ph.D. Degree in Physics, The student should successfully complete a total of 40 credit hours; including 18 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 3.0 and successfully defend the dissertation (22 credit hours) in no less than three years. Student has to pass a comprehensive exam after passing at least 15 credit hours of courses before registration of his/her dissertation.

Students after being awarded their Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Faculty of Science will be well prepared for careers in research and teaching at the university levels. They also able to competitive for jobs related to industry and government organization.

Program Requirements Credits
Courses* 18
Dissertation 22
Total 40

* Ph.D. students can register in at most two courses from the master program.

Experimental Facilities: The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. General Physics Lab
  2. Advanced Physics Lab
  3. Classical Mechanics Laboratory
  4. Specialized Lab of Materials Science

Study Plan:

Elective Courses (EC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
PHYS710 Applications Of The Molecular Spectroscopy 3 (3crs. : 3 Lec) EC
PHYS715 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS716 Advanced Quantum Field Theory I 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS717 Advanced Quantum Field Theory II 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS718 Bose-Einstein Condensation And Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS719 Many Body Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS720 Heavy Ion Reactions 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS721 High Resolution Gamma Spectroscopy 3 (3crs. : 3lec) EC
PHYS722 Molecular Structure 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS723 Introduction To String Theory 3 (3crs.: 3lec) EC
PHYS724 Quantum Electrodynamics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS725 Modern Atomic Optical Physics I 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS726 Modern Atomic Optical Physics II 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS728 Advanced Molecular Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS729 Quantum Theory Of Solids 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS730 Superconductivity And Superfluidity 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS731 Data Analysis For Astrophysics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS732 Quantum Nanophysics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS733 Plasma Science 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
PHYS734 Laser Spectroscopy 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC

Mandatory Course (MC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
PHYS790 Dissertation 22 (22 Crs.) MC