This handbook is for students admitted to UCF’s Ph.D and M.S. Physics and Planetary Sciences program. It is intended to provide a description of the program objectives and requirements, structure, content assessment and management as well as describe the rules and regulations of the program. The information contained in this handbook is subject to change. The Department of Physics and UCF, while retaining proper regard for the interests of students who have begun their programs, reserves the right to alter the programs or the timetable if the need arises.