Graduate Handbook

1. Orientation
  • General information for physics and astronomy students
  • New graduate student checklist
  • Physics and Astronomy Who does what
  • Organizational Chart
  • Physics and Astronomy Faculty list
  • What if... emergencies, trouble calls and equipment malfunctions
  • University of Iowa Who does what
2. Academics
  • Degree requirements
  • Worksheets
  • Expectation for enrollment as full-time student
  • Progress to the degree
  • Qualifying exam
  • Comprehensive exam guidelines
  • Progress toward a degree after the comprehensive exam
  • Review of requirements for the PhD degree
3. Research Orientation
  • Research groups
4. Teaching/Teaching Resources
  • Graduate Assistantships (RA/TA) orientation and overview
  • Sample syllabi
  • Performance evaluation
  • Assisting students with disabilities
  • CLAS classroom procedures
  • TA certification for students whose first language is not English
5. Departmental Facilities
  • InfoHawk
  • Machine shop
6. Financial Support
  • Graduate Assistantships: RAs and TAs
  • Travel funds for graduate students
  • Hallway (emergency) loans
  • Awards and scholarships - departmental
  • Awards and scholarships - university
  • Awards and scholarships - NSF, DOE and NASA