Ohio University offers a fully funded Master’s in Physics which is achieved through a combination of research and coursework. The research activities in the department are broad and include astrophysics and cosmology, biophysics, condensed matter and surface sciences, and nuclear and particle physics. Experimental and theoretical studies take place in these areas. Virtually all students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy are supported financially, usually via a teaching assistantship (TA) during their first one or two years and a research assistantship (RA) thereafter. There are no separate forms on which to apply for financial aid.